Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (296)

John Brassil


296. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the delay in processing a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied) will be investigated. [7789/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

A review was carried out on this lady’s disability allowance, DA. It was found that she had been absent from the state for an extended period and an overpayment was raised against her.

The person in question has lodged an appeal with the independent social welfare appeals office, SWAO. All the relevant papers requested by that office were submitted by my Department on 12 February 2018. The SWAO will be in touch with the person in due course in relation to the progress of the appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.