Social Welfare Appeal G0020

Year: 2010

Type of Social Welfare: Disability Allowance

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

The Appellant’s application for Disability Allowance (DA) was initially refused on two grounds; that is, failure to satisfy the medical criteria and the assertion by the Department of Social Protection that the applicant’s marriage tie had not been broken and that her estranged husband’s income should therefore be assessed against her claim. The decision was appealed. A revised decision was made in favour of the appellant with regard to the medical grounds but the matter of the marriage tie remained to be determined at oral hearing.