Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (637)

Joe Carey

Question:

637. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position in relation to a disability allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21967/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Disability allowance (DA) is subject to periodic reviews. This lady's entitlement was recently reviewed and it was established that she no longer satisfies the medical condition for receipt of DA. The person concerned was notified of this on 24 April 2019.

Further medical evidence was received and a review of this decision was carried out.  The original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 3 May 2019.  She was also advised of her right to appeal this decision to the independent social welfare appeals office. No request for an appeal has been received.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.