People in Donegal being denied Social Welfare appeal for up to 6 months

Over 20,000 claimants who have been denied social welfare will have to wait 6 months to have their appeal heard, according to Donegal South-West Deputy Dinny McGinley.

And he says many of these claimants are people from Donegal.

The claims include Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Allowance and other payments.

Deputy McGinley says it's a scandal and disgrace that people being denied having their claims heard: