Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (278)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

278. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of disability allowance applications received in 2018; the number refused and appealed, respectively to the social welfare appeals office; the number overturned by the appeals office; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3524/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The number of disability allowance (DA) applications received, allowed and disallowed or withdrawn in 2018 is set out in the table below.

DA Scheme

 Year

 DA Received

 *DA Award

 DA Disallowed

 DA Withdrawn

 2018

 23,080

 17,205*

 12,682

 1,130

(*)Please note that the statistics in relation to awarded cases include cases in the disallowed category which were subsequently awarded following a review or a successful appeal. 

The table show the number of DA appeals received and allowed or partially allowed by the Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO) in 2018.

Outcome of DA appeals received and allowed by SWAO

Year 

**DA Appeals received 

 DA Appeals allowed by SWAO

DA Appeals partially allowed by SWAO 

 2018

 5,200**

 3,112

 99

(**)Please note that the statistics in relation to appeals received include both received and re-opened appeal cases less cancelled appeals.