Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (71)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

71. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cavan received the amount of grant they got; if they are entitled to a larger grant; if they can appeal same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56031/12]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that, in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, a grant has been awarded and an award letter issued on 16th November, 2012.

If the applicant considers that the grant awarded is not the correct one, she may appeal, in the first instance, to SUSI. Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.