Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Questions (486)

Clare Daly


486. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for disability allowance and-or disability benefit was received from a person (details supplied) in March 2019; if so, when the application will be processed; when a decision will be made on the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20873/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that my Department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this lady on 12 March 2019. On completion of the necessary investigations on all aspects of the claim a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

The processing time for individual DA 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.

The person concerned is currently in receipt of illness benefit (IB). She was previously in receipt of basic supplementary welfare allowance (SWA) but this payment ceased as her IB claim was awarded.

The person concerned has been paid fully up to date and she is medically certified as unfit for work until the 18th May 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.