Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (137)

Bernard Durkan


137. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will review or accept an appeal regarding refusal of illness benefit in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21066/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned claimed illness benefit with effect from 08 August 2011. They were found not eligible for illness benefit following an in person assessment by a Departmental medical assessor on 18 April 2013. Following this finding, it was decided to disallow his claim from 26 April 2013 and he was notified of the decision to disallow his claim in writing. As part of this notification, the person concerned was advised of his right of appeal to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office.

It is open to him to appeal against the above referred to decision to disallow his illness benefit claim.

The appeal should be made in writing within 21 days of notification of the Deciding Officer's decision and should set out the grounds on which the decision is disputed.