Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (411)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

411. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a social welfare appeal will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22. [8269/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 06th February 2013, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral 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.