Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (700)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

700. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a reply will issue to correspondence from a person (details supplied) regarding the calculation of a disability allowance arrears payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9991/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Following a successful appeal, this gentleman has been awarded disability allowance (DA) with effect from 1 March 2017. He has also been awarded living alone allowance (LAA) and free fuel allowance (FFA) from that date. The first payment was made by his chosen payment method on 31 January 2018.

Arrears of payment due, less any necessary adjustment in respect of any overlapping payments for the period issued to the person concerned on 17 February 2018.

Following correspondence from this gentleman regarding the calculation of his DA arrears payment, a reply issued to him on 23 February 2018.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.