Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (301)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

301. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will issue on an appeal to the student grants appeal board in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8088/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland, (SUSI) that the student in question appealed its original decision to the appeals officer in SUSI on 15th January, 2013 and that a decision on foot of this appeal will issue to the student in the coming days.

Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that the scheme has not been interpreted correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board.