Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (86)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

86. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be awarded the special rate of maintenance grant due to a change in their circumstances since their original application or if they will be permitted to reapply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12098/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) has confirmed that the student referred to by the Deputy, appealed the decision on her grant to the appeals officer in SUSI with regard to the rate of grant awarded and their original decision was upheld. A letter on the appeal issued on 31st January, 2013. The applicant has submitted an appeal to the Student Grants Appeals Board. This appeal is due for consideration at the next sitting of the Student Grants Appeals Board which is scheduled for the 12th March 2013.