Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Disability Allowance Applications
1177. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited and backdated to the date of the accident. [3767/20]
I can confirm that my department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this lady on 5 February 2020.
On 15 February 2020 the person concerned was requested to supply supporting documentation required by the deciding officer in order to make a decision on her eligibility. On receipt of this information a decision will be made on her DA application and the person concerned will be notified of the outcome.
If this lady wishes to make an application for backdating she may do so, in writing, clearly stating the grounds for not having made the application at the earlier date and the matter will be considered by a deciding officer.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.