Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (939)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

939. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for a disability allowance will be approved for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24185/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of their application for disability allowance (DA), this person’s application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. They were notified in writing of this decision on 2 October 2017.

The person concerned requested an appeal and submitted additional medical evidence for consideration. The Department was notified by the social welfare appeals office (SWAO) on the 6 June 2019 that the appeal for the person in question has been successful. We will implement the Appeals Officers decision once my department receives the decision papers.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.