Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (828)

Eamon Scanlon


828. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied). [30036/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The application for disability allowance (DA) from the person in question was disallowed by a deciding officer (DO) who decided that she did not satisfy the medical condition for the scheme.  Notification of this decision and the reason for it issued to the person on 10 April 2019. 

The person in question has lodged an appeal with the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO).  All the relevant papers requested by that Office have been prepared and were submitted by the Department on the 9 May 2019. The SWAO will be in touch with the person in due course in relation to the progress of the appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.