Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (329)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

329. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on an appeal of the amount of arrears that issued on a jobseeker's allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9830/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

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 has been notified of the Appeals Officer decision. 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.