Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (170)

Michael Ring

Question:

170. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Social Protection when an assessment will be carried out to progress a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7568/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I confirm that an application from the person concerned for disability allowance (DA) was received by the Department on 19 November 2020.

The processing time for individual DA 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.

The application has been referred to a Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for a report on the person’s means and circumstances. Once the SWI has submitted his/her report to DA section, a decision will be made on the application and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.