Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (340)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

340. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on an appeal for a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12862/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who proposes to hold an oral hearing in this case on 27 March 2012. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements for the 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.