Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (327)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

327. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); if the matter will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12457/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that an application from this gentleman for disability allowance (DA) was received by the Department on 7 December 2018.

The processing time for individual DA claims may vary in accordance with their relative complexity in terms of the three main qualifying criteria, the person’s circumstances and the information they provide in support of their claim.

The application has been referred to a Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for a report on the person's means and circumstances. Once the SWI has submitted his/her report to DA section, a decision will be made on the application and this gentleman will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.