Thursday, 18 February 2021
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Based on the evidence supplied in support of this person’s application, her application for disability allowance (DA) was disallowed on the grounds that the medical qualifying condition was not satisfied. The person in question was notified in writing of this decision on 5 January 2021 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).
Following the submission of a request for a review by the person concerned, their case has been reviewed and they have been awarded DA with effect from 25 November 2020. The first payment will be made on 24 February 2021. Arrears of payment due will issue as soon as possible.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.