Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (85)

Niall Collins


85. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will arrange to have an application for a higher education grant re-examined in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [12092/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) has confirmed that the applicant referred to by the Deputy appealed the decision on his grant with regard to the rate of grant awarded and that a letter on the appeal issued on 24th January, 2013. Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down in writing by SUSI and remains of the view that the scheme has not been interpreted correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.