Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Questions (313)

Mick Barry

Question:

313. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of assessments the chief medical officer conducted in 2015 under the disability allowance scheme and the illness benefit scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15709/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The total numbers of Disability Allowance and Illness Benefit assessments conducted in 2015 by Medical Assessors under the authority of the Chief Medical Officer, are set out in the following table.

 Scheme

 Numbers of Assessments in 2015

Disability Allowance

28,115

Illness Benefit

27,882

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.