Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (580)

Michael Healy-Rae


580. 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. [16142/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 14 December 2018.  Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was disallowed on medical grounds as it was not found that this gentleman was substantially restricted in taking up employment.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 8 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.