Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (352)

Brendan Smith


352. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Social Protection when an appeal for farm assist will be approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; the reason for the delay in making the decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13122/13]

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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, including that adduced at oral hearing, allowed the appeal of the person concerned. The person concerned was notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision on 8th March 2013.

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.