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Social Welfare Appeals

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Questions (278)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

278. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if further medical evidence submitted with a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58122/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 22 September 2021. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was refused on medical grounds as it was not found that they were substantially restricted in taking up employment.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 26 October 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). No request for an appeal or review has been received.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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