Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (626)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

626. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review of a disability allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8132/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned applied for disability allowance (DA) on 30 August 2018.  This application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was disallowed on medical grounds as 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 22 November 2018.

They requested a review of the decision by a deciding officer (DO) and submitted additional medical evidence for consideration on 7 February 2019. Once the review is completed, they will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.