Title of Payment: Disability Allowance. Keywords: Disability allowance – medical - whether marriage tie broken – means - appeal - oral hearing

Title of Payment: Disability Allowance

Case Summary:

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.

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Friday, 15 January 2010

Title of Payment: Disability Allowance

Case Summary:

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.

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