Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (163)

Jack Wall

Question:

164 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a carer’s allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35640/12]

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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 disallowed the appeal of the person concerned by way of summary decision. The person concerned was notified of the Appeals Officer decision on 17th July 2011.

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.