Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1884)

Bernard Durkan


1884. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a working family payment can be adjusted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36604/19]

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 20 March 2019.

The person concerned requested an appeal of the decision. The social welfare appeals office (SWAO) decided, that the medical qualifying condition was satisfied and the DA was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 30 January 2019.

DA is a means-tested payment. Means were assessed from the employment of the person concerned and a reduced amount of DA was awarded. Additional evidence was received from the person concerned on 23 August 2019 and a review of this persons means was carried out. On 4 September 2019, the person concerned was informed of this decision and she was also notified of her right to seek a review of this decision or appeal directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.