Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (134)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

134. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress made to date in respect of an appeal for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42686/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned applied for disability allowance on 19 December 2012. Based upon the evidence submitted, he was refused on medical grounds and the person was notified in writing of this decision on 22 February 2013.

A review of this decision was completed on 3 July 2013 as a result of which there was no change to the original decision to disallow on medical grounds and the person was notified of this outcome.

The person subsequently appealed the decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office and his claim has recently been forwarded to that Office for determination. He will be contacted by the Appeals Office in due course in relation to progress on his case.