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Government approves €800 million redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes

Nov 16, 2021 15:11 By News Northern Sound
Government approves €800 million redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes Government approves €800 million redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes
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The scheme was due to be released and signed in April but there have been multiple delays.

The government has approved an €800 million redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes.

34,000 former residents will be eligible and applications open late next year once the necessary legislation is passed.

All mothers who spent time in one of the institutions will qualify for the scheme with payments based on their length of stay.

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An enhanced medical card will be made available to anyone who was a resident for more than six months.

The government's also committed to creating a National Memorial and Records Centre.

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