Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (907)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

1028 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when the decision of the oral hearing in respect of pension payments for a person (details supplied) will be implemented as promised. [1422/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Family)

The retirement pension appeal of the person concerned was considered by an appeals officer and was disallowed following an oral hearing. The person has been informed. Under social welfare legislation decisions on claims must be made by deciding officers and appeals officers. These officers are statutorily appointed and I have no role in regard to making such decisions.

A question as to information which was previously supplied to the person concerned in connection with his insurance record is being dealt with separately and my Department will be in further contact with him in relation to this matter.