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Social Welfare Appeals

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Ceisteanna (439)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

439. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on the review of a decision on a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61517/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Based on the evidence supplied in support of this person’s application, her application for disability allowance (DA) was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. The person in question was notified in writing of this decision on 26 October 2021.

They requested a review of the decision by a deciding officer (DO) and submitted additional medical evidence for consideration. Following a review the original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified of this decision on 7 December 2021.

The person in question has requested an appeal with the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO). All the relevant papers were submitted to the SWAO by my department on 9 December 2021. The SWAO will be in touch with them in due course in relation to the progress of the appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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