Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (247)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

247. 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. [4887/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 7 September 2018. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was disallowed on the grounds that it was not found that this lady was substantially restricted in taking up employment. The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 8 November 2018.

Following the submission of further medical evidence by the person concerned, their case has been reviewed and they have been awarded DA with effect from 12 September 2018. The first payment will be made on 6 February 2019.

Arrears of payment due will issue as soon as possible.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy