Written answers

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Disability Allowance Appeals

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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926. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [31391/19]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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Disability allowance (DA) is subject to periodic reviews. This lady's entitlement was recently reviewed and it was established that she no longer satisfies the medical condition for receipt of DA. The person concerned was notified of this on 8 April 2019.

Further medical evidence was received and a review of this decision was carried out. The original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 8 May 2019. She was also advised of her right to appeal this decision to the independent social welfare appeals office (SWAO).

On 24 June 2019 the person concerned requested an appeal of her DA with the independent (SWAO). All the relevant papers requested by that office were prepared and submitted by this Department to the SWAO who 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.


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