Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (326)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

326. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made in respect of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in making a decision on this application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5084/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I confirm that an application from this lady for disability allowance (DA) was received by the Department on 19 October 2017.

The processing time for individual disability allowance 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 this lady will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.