Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (296)

Seán Kenny

Question:

296. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 had their jobseeker's allowance cut off before Christmas 2012; and when payment will be restored. [12323/13]

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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 allowed the appeal of the person concerned by way of summary decision. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officers 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.