Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (629)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

629. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the supports available for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8221/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I can confirm that the above named person applied for disability allowance (DA) on 22 August 2018.  In October 2018 the claim was sent to a Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for investigation. As the SWI was unable to contact the customer or determine his place of residence, the claim was disallowed.

A completed application form for disability allowance must be submitted to the Department in order to have eligibility checked and a formal decision made on entitlement.

The person in question can apply to the Community Welfare Officer for the means tested Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) if he is in need of financial assistance.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.