Written answers

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Social Welfare Appeals

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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656. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16508/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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Disability allowance (DA) is subject to periodic reviews. The entitlement of the person concerned was reviewed and it was established that she no longer satisfies the medical condition for receipt of DA. The person concerned was originally notified of this on 29 September 2020.

Further medical evidence was received and a review of this decision was carried out. The original decision was upheld and the person concerned was notified in writing on 15 December 2020. She was also advised of her right to appeal this decision to the independent social welfare appeals office (SWAO).

The person in question has lodged an appeal with the independent SWAO. All the relevant papers requested by that office recently were submitted by my Department and the SWAO will be in touch with the person in due course in relation to the progress of the appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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