Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1079)

John McGuinness

Question:

1079. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the maximum social welfare benefit will issue to a person (details supplied); if disability benefit will be approved in the case; and if supplementary welfare benefit will be approved to assist them. [45023/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I can confirm that my department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this lady on 27 August 2019.

On 21 September 2019 and on 14 October 2019 the person concerned was requested to supply supporting documentation required by the deciding officer in order to make a decision on her eligibility. On receipt of this information a decision will be made on her DA application and the person concerned will be notified of the outcome.

I can confirm this lady is currently in receipt of supplementary welfare allowance.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.