Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (288)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

291 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if and when payment will issue of an application for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34752/12]

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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 in this case on 2nd August 2012. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements for the hearing. 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.