Dáil Éireann - Volume 386 - 26 January, 1989

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

30. Mr. Nolan asked the Minister for Social Welfare when a decision will be made on a disability benefit claim for a person (details supplied) in County Carlow.

Minister for Social Welfare (Dr. Woods): The person concerned was paid disability benefit to 2 November 1988 after which date payment was disallowed following an examination by a medical referee who expressed the opinion that she was capable of work. She appealed against the disallowance and arrangements have been made to have her examined by a different medical referee on 31 January 1989. Her entitlement to benefit will be reviewed in the light of the medical referee's report.

31. Mr. Bell asked the Minister for Social Welfare the reason for the delay in processing the appeal against disallowance of disability benefit in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and when his appeal will be heard.

Minister for Social Welfare (Dr. Woods): The person concerned was paid disability benefit to 15 December 1988, after which date payment was disallowed following an examination by a medical referee who expressed the opinion that he was capable of work. He has appealed against the disallowance and arrangements have been made to have him examined by a different medical referee as soon as possible. His entitlement to benefit will be reviewed in the light of the medical referee's report.