Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Disability Allowance Payments

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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346. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason payment of disability allowance and rent support was terminated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44119/19]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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Disability allowance (DA) is a statutory means-tested payment and is subject to periodic reviews. This lady's entitlement to DA was recently reviewed. The review regarding periods of absence from the state and a change of address is now complete. 

This lady's payment has been re-instated to full amount from 10 July 2019. Arrears of DA payment due less any necessary adjustment have issued to the person concerned on 21 October 2019.

This Rent Allowance claim was closed as the person concerned moved address.

The person concerned was sent a new application form and has yet to return completed application and supporting documentation. The person concerned was also advised to apply for Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) with Kildare County Council.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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