Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (819)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

819. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29949/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The application for disability allowance (DA) from the person in question was disallowed by a deciding officer (DO) who decided that he did not satisfy the medical condition for the scheme.  Notification of this decision and the reason for it issued to the person on 8 March 2019. 

The person in question has lodged an appeal with the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO).  All the relevant papers requested by that Office have been prepared and were submitted by the Department on the 10 May 2019. The SWAO will be in touch with the person in due course in relation to the progress of the appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.