Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1798)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1798. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a living alone allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35144/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

This gentleman's application for living alone allowance (LAA) was refused as he was not found to be living alone. He was notified in writing of this decision on 26 July 2019 and was also notified of his right to request a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent social welfare appeals office (SWAO).

Following a request for a review of his decision, the person concerned was requested to submit further supporting evidence on 19 August 2019. On receipt of this information a decision will be made on his LAA review and the person concerned will be notified of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.