Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Fuel Grant (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

Publication Date:07 Jan 2020

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 7th January, 2020.

I, PASCHAL DONOHOE, Minister for Finance, after consultation with the Minister for Health and the Data Protection Commission, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 81 of the Finance Act 2015 (No. 52 of 2015) and having had regard to the matters set out in subsections (3) and (4) of that section, hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Fuel Grant (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

2. The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Fuel Grant Regulations 2015 ( S.I. No. 635 of 2015 ) are amended -

(a) in Regulation 2, by deleting the definitions of ‘data controller’ and ‘disclosure’,

(b) in Regulation 5, by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph (1):

“(1) The fuel grant may be paid to an eligible person in respect of hydrocarbon oil used in a qualifying vehicle or qualifying vehicle (organisation) where the use of the hydrocarbon oil was related to the transportation of the disabled person or persons concerned whether as a disabled driver or a disabled passenger in a qualifying vehicle or qualifying vehicle (organisation) at the rate, based on the type of hydrocarbon oil used, which is set out –

(a) in the case of hydrocarbon oil purchased on or before 31 December 2019, in Schedule 1, and

(b) in the case of hydrocarbon oil purchased on or after 1 January 2020, in Schedule 2.”,

(c) in Regulation 7, by substituting the following paragraphs for paragraphs (1) and (2):

“(1) An eligible person, when making the application referred to in Regulation 6 in respect of a qualifying vehicle, shall be required to furnish the following information to the Commissioners:

(a) the vehicle registration number of the qualifying vehicle concerned;

(b) the personal public service number of the eligible person;

(c) the name, telephone number and postal address of the eligible person;

(d) the email address (if any) of the eligible person;

(e) the quantity of hydrocarbon oil which was used in the transportation of the disabled person or persons concerned whether as a disabled driver or as a disabled passenger in the qualifying vehicle concerned;

(f) the type of hydrocarbon oil used in the qualifying vehicle concerned;

(g) the bank details of the eligible person;

(h) the period of time to which the application relates;

(i) such further information as the Commissioners shall request where necessary for the purposes of the proper consideration of the application.

(2) An eligible person, when making the application referred to in Regulation 6 in respect of a qualifying vehicle (organisation), shall be required to furnish the following information to the...

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