Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (439)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

439. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive notice regarding their application for disability allowance which was confirmed as having been received by the HSE on 10 January 2019. [22285/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that an application from this lady for disability allowance (DA) was received by my Department on 8 January 2019.

The application was referred to a Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for a report on the person’s means and circumstances. The SWI has submitted his/her report to DA section on 7 May 2019.

Further medical evidence was received from the person concerned on 25 March 2019 and on 2 May 2019 and this is being reviewed by a deciding officer (DO). After the DO has considered all the evidence provided, they will make a decision on the application and this lady will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.