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Social Welfare Benefits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 15 September 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Questions (462)

Bernard Durkan


462. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection when payment will be reinstated in the case of a person (details supplied) who received no payment this week; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43253/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned has been in receipt of a basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) payment since 25/04/2019 whilst his application for Illness Benefit (IB) dated 24/04/2019 was pending. The application for IB was disallowed as well as subsequent applications for Disability Allowance on 02/09/2020 and 12/05/2021 and Invalidity Pension on 10/05/2021.

In line with standard practice, a review of the SWA claim was undertaken in the case of the person concerned on 05/07/2021. The person concerned was asked to provide relevant documentation in order to complete this review. On 03/08/2021 the person concerned was informed in writing by a Designated Officer that his SWA payment was being withdrawn as he had failed to provide the necessary documentation and he would receive his last payment on 26/08/2021.

If the person concerned provides the documentation requested his claim will be reviewed. Alternatively, he can make an appeal to the Social Welfare Appeals Office setting out the grounds for his appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter.