Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1341)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1341. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14206/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 28 November 2018. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was disallowed on the grounds that they were not substantially restricted in taking up employment and that they have means in excess of the statutory limit.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 11 March 2019 and was also notified of their right to request a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO).

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.