Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (291)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

291. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 466 of 26 November 2019, if a companion free travel pass application by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51914/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned applied for a Companion Free Travel Pass on 26 August 2019. The application was assessed by the Department’s Medical Advisor on 07 September 2019. Based on the medical evidence provided, the application was disallowed on 14 September 2019.

The person concerned has provided additional medical evidence to support their claim for a Companion Free Travel Pass. I am advised that the medical evidence has been forwarded to the Medical Advisor and the matter will be re-examined. When a decision is made the person concerned will be notified in writing of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.