Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ceisteanna (348)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

348. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 528 of 19 June 2018, if a person (details supplied) can have their habitual residency re-examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29975/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 18 April 2017. Their application was disallowed as she was not found to be habitually resident in the state.

The person concerned appealed this decision to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO). This appeal was disallowed by an appeals officer on 11 May 2018 and she was notified of this decision in writing on the same date.

An AO’s decision is final and conclusive in absence of any new facts or evidence. It is open to the person in question to reapply for DA.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.