HL Deb 03 May 1989 vol 507 c247WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How a disadvantaged mother of a disabled child, who has had the quantity of incontinence pads supplied by her district health authority for the child reduced by one-third, is expected to make up the deficiency.

Lord Henley

The family may be entitled to help under the social security system. Attendance allowance, for example, is intended as a contribution towards the extra costs of severe long-term disablement. People on low income may also be eligible for income support, including the disabled child premium payable for any child who qualifies for attendance allowance.