Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2715)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

2715. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct level of disability allowance and-or basic payment payable in the case of a person (details supplied); if the case currently unappealed can be referred for oral hearing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32743/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I can confirm that the department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from the above named person on 21 March 2019.

The application for DA, based upon the evidence submitted, was refused on medical grounds and the person in question was notified in writing of this decision on 1 July 2019.

The person was also notified of his right to a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office. No such request has been received to date.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.