Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (220)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

220. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the refusal of domiciliary care allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49376/12]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on 1st October 2012. The application was referred to one of the Department's Medical Assessors, who, having examined all the information supplied, considered that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on the 25th October 2012 advising of the decision.

In the case of an application which is refused on medical grounds, the applicant may submit additional information and/or ask for the case to be reviewed by another medical assessor. Alternatively, they may appeal the decision directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office within twenty one days.