Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1028)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

1028. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will issue on a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44207/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of this person’s application, her application for disability allowance (DA) was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. The person in question was notified in writing of this decision on 4 July 2019 and was also notified of their right to request a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO).

Further medical evidence was received and a review of this decision was carried out. The original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 25 October 2019. She was also advised again of her right to appeal this decision to the independent SWAO.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.