Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (267)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

267. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection when a full review will be carried out on a family income supplement approval rate in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo as had been promised by her Department officials. [10947/13]

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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 21 January 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.