Written answers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Department of Social Protection

Disability Allowance Eligibility

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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49. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason an application to appoint an agent was not approved in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46647/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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Disability Allowance is not payable for any period in respect of which the claimant is resident outside of the state. In all circumstances, disability allowance recipients must inform the department that they are intending to leave the state.

The person concerned has previously been outside the state and failed to notify disability allowance section. The department has reviewed the situation and will allow the person concerned to have an agent to collect his payment. This will be subject to regular review.


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