Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (612)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

612. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if it is policy not to issue the name of the deciding officer when issuing decisions regarding invalidity pension applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5151/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Deciding Officers (DOs) are appointed under social welfare legislation to decide, among other things, whether or not a person is entitled to a statutory payment such as invalidity pension. When a DO has reached a decision, it is recorded in writing and the notification of the decision which issues to the customer includes the name of the DO.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the deputy.