Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Disability Allowance Appeals
A means review was carried out on this gentleman’s Disability Allowance (DA). It was found that his means based on his spouse’s earnings had increased. This gentleman was notified of a reduction in his weekly rate of DA on 28 June 2017.The person in question has lodged an appeal with the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO). All the relevant papers requested by that Office are currently being prepared by my department and will be submitted shortly. The SWAO will be in touch with the person in due course in relation to the progress of the appeal.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.