Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Questions (160)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

160. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of appeals recorded since the beginning of 2019 in respect of DCA; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39018/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements.

The number of Domiciliary Care Allowance appeals registered in 2019 to the end of August was 1,164 and the number finalised was 1,054. For the full year 2018 the number registered was 1,432 and the number finalised was 1,572.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.