Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (159)

Barry Cowen


162 Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3 may expect a decision on their appeal for disability allowance. [34316/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer having fully considered all the available evidence allowed the appeal of the person concerned by way of summary decision. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officer decision.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.