Parents win disabled children care payment case

Last updated 17:29 08/01/2010

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Parents who care for severely disabled adult children should be eligible to receive payments from the Government, the Human Rights Review Tribunal has ruled.

Currently the Ministry of Health pays for carers to look after severely disabled people, but not if they are a family member.

A group of parents who look after their children in that situation have been fighting to see that change.

The tribunal's released its decision today and chief human rights commissioner Rosslyn Noonan called on the Government to start paying the parents immediately.

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