Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (361)

Michael Creed

Question:

361. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite a decision on a domiciliary care allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10027/13]

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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, including that adduced at oral hearing, allowed the appeal in this case. 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.