Nursing Home Fair Deal long awaited legislation to benefit family farms and family business
Sean Canney Independent TD welcomes the passing of legislation in the Dáil and Seanad this week to protect family farm and family business assets in the Fair Deal Scheme for Nursing Homes.
“The new legislation sets a cap of 3 years on the family farm and family business assets in assessing the contribution by families to the Fair Deal Scheme.”
“Many farms and business were being put at risk because the liability to contribute to the Fair Deal Scheme was not capped and the payments could be such a burden that land had to be sold.”
“The new legislation places a reasonable time frame of 3 years and is in line with the cap on the assessment of the family home.”
“I want to acknowledge the work of former Minister Jim Daly and the present Minister Mary Butler TD for all their work in bringing this legislation to fruition.”
“I also want to acknowledge the support of the IFA in Galway and Maura Canning in particular for the long years of campaigning on behalf of the family farmer.”
“The legislation will bring comfort and remove the heavy burden which existed up to now for families.”
Photo: Minister Mary Butler and Deputy Seán Canney with Maura Canning.