Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (137)

Bernard Durkan


137. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress 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. [15567/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned applied for disability allowance on 13 June 2012 and her claim was refused on 13 September 2012 as a deciding officer decided that she failed to satisfy the medical conditions for receipt of the allowance. The person subsequently appealed this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office. On 6 March 2014 the Social Welfare Appeals Office notified the person that the appeal on medical grounds was allowed and advised the person that subject to a means test that she may qualify for disability allowance.

In order to establish the person's means, the deciding officer has recently written to the person requesting additional information not already supplied. A decision will be made upon the receipt of the requested information and the person will be notified directly of the outcome.