605. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in respect of a disability allowance application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49392/17 asked on 21 Nov 2017)

Minister of State at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Finian McGrath): Following a successful appeal, this gentleman has been awarded disability allowance with effect from 1 February 2017. The first payment will be made to his chosen payment method on 22 November 2017.

Arrears of payment due, issued by cheque to this gentleman on 16 November 2017.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.