This gentleman was in receipt of another social welfare payment at the same payment rate as disability allowance (DA), during the period 2 May 2018 to 9 July 2019. Consequently, the amount of social welfare already paid required calculation and was deducted from any arrears due.
This process was completed by my Department as quickly as possible. A letter issued to the person concerned on 16 September 2019 informing him of the decision on his arrears of DA.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.