Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (251)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

251. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a file on a person (details supplied) will be forwarded to the social welfare appeals office; if the file will be issued to the appeals office as soon as possible in order for the appeal to be fully investigated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3408/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

On receipt of additional medical evidence submitted in support of the appeal of the gentleman in question, a review of the claim was carried out by a deciding officer and he has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from the 19 July 2018.  As a result the appeal is no longer necessary.

Payment will issue to his nominated post office on 07 February 2019.  Any arrears due from 19 July 2018 to 06 February 2019 will issue as soon as possible.  He was notified of this decision on the 21 January 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.