Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1297)

Robert Troy

Question:

1297. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability allowance claim by a person (details supplied) will be backdated to the date of the person's 16th birthday. [13688/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that my department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from the person concerned on 21 December 2018. They were deemed to be eligible for disability allowance from the date of receipt of the application.

If the person concerned wishes to make an application for backdating she may do so, in writing, clearly stating the grounds for not having made the application at the earlier date or prior to December 2018 and the matter will be considered by a deciding officer.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.