Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1097)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1097. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45201/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

This lady submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 9 September 2019. The application, based upon the evidence submitted, was refused on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. She was also deemed to have means in excess of the statutory limit for her circumstances.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 30 September 2019. The person was also notified of her right to a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office. To date no request for an appeal or review has been received.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.