Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Appeals
Joan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
The continued entitlement to domiciliary care allowance of the person concerned was reviewed in January 2011. The completed medical review form was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who found that the child was no longer medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on 26th January 2011 advising of the decision.
The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision. As part of the appeal process, the case was recently reviewed by a second Medical Assessor who found that the child was medically ineligible for the payment. The file has now been sent to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for consideration of the appeal.