Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (198)

Bernard Durkan


198. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for a disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); when the process is likely to conclude; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14536/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 24 January 2019. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was disallowed on medical grounds as it was not found that this lady was substantially restricted in taking up employment.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 20 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). No request for an appeal or review has been received.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.