Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (347)

John McGuinness


347. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will expedite same. [9992/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received on the 24th April 2012. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who found that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on the 12th June 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 or they may appeal the decision directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office within twenty one days. No correspondence requesting a review of the decision has been received and no appeal has been registered against the decision in this case.

Question No. 348 withdrawn.