Written answers

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Department of Social Protection

Disability Allowance Applications

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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112. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive a decision on an application for a disability allowance; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41342/15]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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I confirm the department received an application for disability allowance from the person in question on 6 October 2015. In order to determine the circumstances of the person concerned, his file was forwarded to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI). S/he will arrange to meet with the person in question as soon as possible.

A decision on his entitlement to disability allowance will be given on receipt of the SWI’s report. The person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

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