422. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a disability allowance; and when a decision will be made on his or her case. (Question 18870/18 asked on 01 May 2018)

Minister of State at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Finian McGrath): I confirm that my department received an application for disability allowance from this gentleman on 11 December 2017. The processing time for individual DA claims may vary in accordance with their relative complexity in terms of the three main qualifying criteria, the person’s circumstances and the information they provide in support of their claim.

On 9 March 2018, 28 March 2018, 13 April 2018 and 25 April 2018 they were asked to supply supporting documentation required by the deciding officer in order to make a decision on his eligibility.

On receipt of this information and on completion of the necessary investigations on all aspects of the claim a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.