Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (312)

Pat Breen


317 Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a supplementary welfare allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34929/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an oral hearing of the appeal of the person concerned took place on 4 July 2012 and the Appeals Officer is now considering the appeal in the light of all the evidence submitted, including that adduced at the hearing. The person concerned will be notified of the Appeals Officer decision when the appeal has been determined.

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.