Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (340)

Emmet Stagg

Question:

340. Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in dealing with an appeal against disallowance of illness benefit with specific reference to an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [9929/13]

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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.