Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (680)

Michael Healy-Rae


680. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has been requested for payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28195/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

A review of this gentleman's disability allowance (DA) was carried out and it was established that the person concerned had a reduced entitlement to disability allowance for the period 14/06/2000 to 06/08/2002. This resulted in an overpayment being raised against him.

On 27 August 2006, he was notified of this decision which included his right to a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office. No request was received in this case.

The Department is obliged to recoup any debt owing to it and the method of recovery, and negotiations regarding the amount recoverable, are dealt with under the Department’s code of practice.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.