Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Questions (167)

Willie Penrose


167. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to ensure that an application for the addition of a qualified adult dependant is included in the disability allowance claim of a person (details supplied) in view of the fact the application was submitted nine weeks ago; if it will be processed without delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39079/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that an increase for qualified adult (IQA) application was received from this gentleman by the disability allowance (DA) section on 6 June 2019.

The application has been referred to a social welfare inspector (SWI) for a report on the person’s means and circumstances. Once the SWI has submitted her report to the DA section, a decision will be made on the application and this gentleman will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.