Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1103)

Robert Troy


1103. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a medical review application will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [45272/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The decision review request for Disability Allowance for the person concerned, following the submittal of further medical evidence, was assessed by a Medical Assessor on 30 October 2019.

I am advised that on the basis of Medical evidence including MRI scans of the Neck and Back and a Neurosurgeon's report dated 31st January 2019, advising conservative management and in absence of neurological signs the medical assessor deemed the claimant, capable of suitable light or sedentary categories of work.

The medical opinion was conveyed to a Deciding Officer in the relevant scheme area and correspondence detailing the result will issue to the customer in due course.

Hope this addresses the Deputy's question.