Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (246)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

252 Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite an appeal for rent supplement in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34404/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who proposes to hold an oral hearing on 25th July 2012. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements.

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.