The Minister for Health and the Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities are to meet Rehab representatives amid reports the organisation may have to withdraw services for the disabled due to funding difficulties.

Earlier this month Rehab held urgent talks with Minister Simon Harris and Minister of State Finian McGrath to seek an extra €2m in financial support.

The Rehab Group had been set to give the HSE 12-months' notice of termination of its entire care services due to ongoing significant under-funding.

That notice was postponed to allow for "intensive" talks on the matter, which was raised during Minister's Questions in the Dáil this morning.

Mr McGrath said there was an understanding that Rehab would not issue any notice of termination of service provision as they try to resolve the matter.

Labour's health spokesman Alan Kelly warned that the funding difficulties of such voluntary organisations was the next big crisis in the health service, which was "about to explode".

He also warned that there was a bigger issue with the funding of Section 39 organisations who are operating in a deficit of approximately €30m.

Mr Kelly also said this raised company law issues for the organisations, some of whom are getting advance loans from the HSE.

"These are serious issues. This is about to explode," Mr Kelly warned.

Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O'Mahony called for multi-annual funding for the sector.

She also asked Minister McGrath if the State could provide the same service that Rehab provides at the same cost.

"It seems to me that even if Rehab provided the year's notice required to terminate, it is unlikely that the HSE could step and do this in a timely manner," she said.

Mr McGrath said he was trying to find solutions and was regularly meeting service providers.

He said he accepted the reality that organisations were facing deficits and the costs associated with reaching HIQA standards.

Minister Harris said the meeting will take place at 5pm.