Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Benefits

9:00 pm

Photo of Pat BreenPat Breen (Clare, Fine Gael)
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Question 342: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Clare has not been facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8019/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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An application for domiciliary care allowance was received on 3rd October 2011. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who found that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on 30th November 2011 advising the customer of the decision.

The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision and advised that additional information will follow. As part of the appeals process, this information, when received, together with the original application will be forwarded to a Medical Assessor for review.

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