Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.
Deputy Michael Ring Deputy Michael Ring
Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved and granted disability allowance. [30566/08]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: Disability Allowance is a weekly Allowance paid to people with a specified disability who are aged over 16 and under 66. The disability must be expected to last for at least one year and the allowance is subject to both medical assessment and a means test. The person concerned made an application for Disability Allowance on 31st July 2008. The application was referred to a Social Welfare Inspector to determine his means. The Inspector interviewed him on 8 September 2008 and subsequently wrote to him requesting details from him in relation to farm expenses.
The person concerned has provided medical evidence in support of his application. This will be reviewed by one of the Department’s Medical Assessors shortly. A final decision will be given on his entitlement to disability allowance upon receipt of the Social Welfare Inspector and Medical Assessor’s reports. He will be notified directly of the outcome.
Dáil Éireann 661 Written Answers. Social Welfare Benefits.