Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Questions (154)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

154. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30088/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Disability allowance (DA) is subject to periodic reviews.  The entitlement of the person concerned was reviewed and it was established that she no longer satisfied the medical condition for receipt of DA.  The person concerned was originally notified of this on 29 September 2020.

Further medical evidence was received and a review of this decision was carried out.  The original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 15 December 2020.  She was also advised of her right to appeal this decision to the independent social welfare appeals office (SWAO).

The person in question lodged an appeal with the independent SWAO and following a successful appeal their DA has been re-instated with effect from 21 October 2020. A letter issued to them on 19 May 2021 informing them of this decision. Payment will issue to their bank account on 9 June 2021.

Arrears of payment due will issue as soon as possible once any necessary adjustment is calculated and applied in respect of any overlapping payments (if applicable).

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.