Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (159)

Michael McGrath

Question:

159. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a domiciliary care allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [26571/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 14th November 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 10th January 2013 advising of the decision. The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision. As part of the appeal process, the case was reviewed by a second Medical Assessor on the 16th May 2013 who confirmed the opinion that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. The file was forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 28th May 2013 to have the appeal processed.