Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (350)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

350. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [28524/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence including that adduced at the oral hearing, decided to allow the appeal of the person concerned. The person concerned was notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision on 9 April 2019.

The implementation of the Appeals Officer's decision is a matter for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The Department has advised the Social Welfare Appeals Office that the disability allowance claim concerned is now being put into payment.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.