Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Questions (773)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

773. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in relation to a disability allowance application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37850/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of their application for disability allowance (DA), this person’s application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. They were notified in writing of this decision on 21 September 2017.

The person concerned requested an appeal of the decision and submitted additional medical evidence for consideration. The Social Welfare Appeals Office decided, based on this additional evidence, that the medical qualifying condition was satisfied.

DA is a means-tested payment. On 15 June 2018 and on 14 September 2018 the person concerned was asked to supply supporting documentation in relation to their means. This information is required by the deciding officer in order to make a decision on their eligibility. On receipt of this information a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.