Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1099)

Michael Healy-Rae


1099. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45203/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of their application for disability allowance (DA), this person’s application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. They were notified in writing of this decision on 4 July 2019.

The person concerned requested an appeal and submitted additional medical evidence for consideration. The Department was notified by the social welfare appeals office (SWAO) on the 29 October 2019 that the appeal for the person in question has been successful.

The person concerned has been awarded disability allowance with effect from 17 April 2019. The first payment will be made by her chosen payment method on 27 November 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.