Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (246)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

246. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4885/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I confirm that the above named person was in receipt of disability allowance (DA) from my department.

In August 2018, the person concerned was requested to supply details relating to their medical condition, to establish whether their continuing entitlement to DA. In September 2018 a second request issued. As my Department received no response to these requests, their DA payment was suspended.

A completed medical review form was received from the person concerned on 14 January 2019 and their DA payment has been re-instated, pending completion of the medical review process.

Arrears of payment due (if applicable) will issue as soon as possible once any necessary adjustment is calculated and applied in respect of any overlapping payments.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.