Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
309. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to recognise fibromyalgia as a condition under which sufferers are entitled to the disability allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29915/20]
In all cases a deciding officer makes a decision in line with the provisions specified in the relevant social welfare legislation including supporting medical evidence supplied by the applicant and taking into account the opinion of the Department’s Medical Assessor.
Disability allowance is also a means tested payment and is subject to a habitual residency requirement.
I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.