Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (407)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

407. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide in tabular form for the past five years the number of domiciliary care allowance appeals submitted to her Department; the number of these refused; and the number granted. [8236/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The number of domiciliary care allowance (DCA) appeals submitted to the Social Welfare Appeals of Office and outcome of appeals processed from 2009 to 2012, is given in the Table below.

Prior to April 2009 the domiciliary care allowance scheme was administered by the Health Services Executive (HSE). Fresh applications for DCA were accepted by my Department from April 2009, claims of existing recipients of DCA were transferred from HSE to my Department in September 2009.

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals 2009 -2012

Year

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

2009

836

6

0

47

5

2010

1,858

221

14

584

417

2011

2,401

798

37

424

1,109

2012

2,186

874

29

625

906

The figures in relation the outcome of appeals are in respect of the actual appeals processed in the period specified and do not, necessarily, relate to the appeals received in the same period.