Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (821)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

821. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29963/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I can confirm that my Department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this gentleman on 8 May 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 disability allowance 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.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.