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Disability Allowance

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 18 February 2021

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Questions (202)

John McGuinness

Question:

202. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection if an application for a disability benefit in the name of a person (details supplied) will be expedited and approved. [9232/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of this person’s application, her application for disability allowance (DA) was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. The person in question was notified in writing of this decision on 5 January 2021 and was also notified of their right to request a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO).

Following the submission of a request for a review by the person concerned, their case has been reviewed and they have been awarded DA with effect from 25 November 2020. The first payment will be made on 24 February 2021. Arrears of payment due will issue as soon as possible.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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