Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (304)

Robert Troy

Question:

304. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability allowance appeal will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [42723/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Employment)

Disability allowance (DA) is subject to periodic reviews. This lady's entitlement was recently reviewed and it was established that she no longer satisfied the medical condition for receipt of DA. She was notified of this decision on 8 May 2019.

The person concerned requested an appeal of the decision and submitted additional medical evidence for consideration. The Social Welfare Appeals Office decided, based on this additional evidence, that the medical qualifying condition was satisfied. 

This lady's disability allowance (DA) has been re-instated with effect from 5 June 2019. The first payment was made by her chosen payment method on 11 September 2019. Arrears of payment due, less any overlapping payments for the period have issued to the person concerned.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.