Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Disability Allowance Applications
207. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45707/19]
The person concerned submitted an application for disability allowance (DA) on 8 August 2019. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was refused on medical grounds as it was not found that this lady was substantially restricted in taking up employment. She was also deemed to have means in excess of the statutory limit for her circumstances.
The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 24 October 2019 and was also notified of their right to request a review of this decision or to appeal it to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO). No request for an appeal or review has been received to date.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.