Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1855)

Bernard Durkan


1855. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which provision can be made to facilitate a partial social welfare payment in the case of a person (details supplied); the extent to which payment is available; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35791/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of their application for disability allowance (DA), this person’s application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. They were notified in writing of this decision on 20 March 2019.

The person concerned requested an appeal of the decision. The social welfare appeals office (SWAO) decided that the medical qualifying condition was satisfied and the DA was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 30 January 2019.

DA is a means-tested payment. Means have been assessed from the employment of the person concerned and a reduced amount of DA was awarded. If the circumstances of the person have changed they can request a review of their means and we can adjust their DA payment accordingly.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.