Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (504)

Michael Creed

Question:

504. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection when it is expected a decision will be made on a disability allowance review for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [6840/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 18 August 2020. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was refused on medical grounds as it was not found that he was substantially restricted in taking up employment. He was also refused on failing to supply information which was required in order to assess his entitlement. The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 29 September 2020.

The requested information was submitted along with further medical evidence and a review of this decision was carried out. The original decision regarding the medical condition was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 12 January 2021. He was also advised of his right to appeal this decision to the independent social welfare appeals office.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 505 answered with Question No. 491.