Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (635)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

635. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27667/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I can confirm that my department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this lady on 28 February 2019.

On 5 June 2019 the person concerned was requested to supply supporting documentation required by the deciding officer in order to make a decision on her eligibility. A further information request issued on 17 June 2019 requesting details regarding maintenance.

If the person concerned wishes to submit evidence from the courts detailing the amount of maintenance which has been actually received by her over a period of time, the means for DA can be assessed based on these details.

On receipt of this information a decision will be made on her DA application and the person concerned will be notified of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.