Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (709)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

709. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the reason disability allowance has been suspended for a person (details supplied) will be investigated; when a decision will be made on reinstating the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26449/19]

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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 had means not previously disclosed to the Department.

On 20 May 2019 the person concerned was notified that her DA was suspended pending an investigation. This lady met with a social welfare inspector (SWI) on 17 May 2019 and on 24 May 2019. The SWI requested a further interview on 12 June 2019 but the person concerned failed to attend the interview.

This lady spoke with the deciding officer (DO) on 14 June 2019 who outlined what was required in order for a decision to be made on her review. On receipt of this information a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.