Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (583)

Martin Heydon

Question:

583. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a disability allowance for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be expedited in view of their health issues; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50092/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I confirm that my department received an application for disability allowance from this lady on 21 October 2019. On completion of the necessary investigations on all aspects of the claim a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

The processing time for individual disability allowance claims may vary in accordance with their relative complexity in terms of the three main qualifying criteria, the person’s circumstances and the information they provide in support of their claim.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.