Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Benefits
The person concerned submitted an application for One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) with effect from 29/10/2021. This application was disallowed on 24/02/2021 as the person concerned failed to provide the requested documentation necessary for her means to be established.
The person concerned made an application for a Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment on 20/01/2021 which was disallowed on 22/03/2021 as she failed to provide the necessary documentation for her means to be established.
An appeal has been received and a Deciding Officer is preparing a response file which will be sent to the Social Welfare Appeals Office this week.
If the circumstances of the person concerned have changed since her last OFP application it is open to her to submit a new application with all the supporting documentation required to process an application.
I trust this clarifies the matter.
163. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the treatments available historically that are no longer available and currently available, respectively under the treatment benefit scheme across each of the categories of care in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27064/21]
The treatments previously available under the Treatment Benefit schemes prior to 2010 and those currently available are detailed below.
|Dental Benefit||Optical Benefit||Medical Appliances|
|Pre 2010||Currently||Pre 2010||Currently||Pre 2010||Currently|
|Dental exam||Yes||Exam, (incl dilation if required).||Yes||Hearing aids||Yes|
|Prophylaxis||Yes||Medical eye exam||yes||Repairs||Yes|
|Protracted Periodontal Treatment||Yes||Repeat eye exam||yes||Contact lenses||Yes|
|Root canal||No||Misc lens upgrades||No|
|x rays||No||Replacement lenses||Yes|
|Misc Treatments||No||Contact lenses||Yes|
I trust this clarifies matters for the Deputy.