Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Appeals

9:00 pm

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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Question 382: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has had their domiciliary care allowance stopped; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9780/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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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.

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