Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2676)

Bríd Smith

Question:

2676. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of staff employed as medical officers; and the budget directed to medical assessments for payments requiring a medical assessment. [31747/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Currently, there are 30 Medical Assessors working in the Department's Medical Review and Assessment Service. This figure includes the Chief Medical Officer and the Deputy Chief Medical Adviser.

The total salary cost for the Medical Assessors in 2018 was just over €2.4 million.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.