Thursday, 9 May 2019

Questions (161)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

161. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that the department is in receipt of an application for disability allowance from the above named person on 12 March 2019.

Entitlement to DA is based on satisfying medical, means and residency conditions. A decision will be made on the application as soon as possible and the person will be notified directly of the outcome.

The processing time for individual disability allowance 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.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.