Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (342)

John McGuinness


342. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a full disability allowance payment will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and the timeframe for a decision in the case. [40246/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Disability allowance (DA) is subject to periodic reviews. This lady's entitlement was recently reviewed by a social welfare inspector (SWI) and it was established that she had means not previously disclosed to the Department.

On 4 June 2019 the person concerned was notified that her DA payment was suspended and she was afforded the opportunity to submit any supporting evidence she may have in respect of her review. No further evidence was submitted.

Based on the information provided to the SWI in June 2019 a decision will be finalised over the coming days and this decision will be communicated to Ms Ryan directly.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.