Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (171)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

171. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made in relation to a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46906/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 8 February 2019.  Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was refused on medical grounds as it was not found that this lady was substantially restricted in taking up employment. The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 6 June 2019.

Further medical evidence was received and a review of this decision was carried out.  The original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 11 November 2019.  She was also advised of her right to appeal this decision to the independent social welfare appeals office.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.