Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (88)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

88. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) was refused a special rate grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21669/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department understand from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the student in question does not meet the terms and conditions of the student grant scheme for the special rate of grant. If an individual applicant considers that she/he has been unjustly refused a student grant, she/he may appeal, in the first instance, to SUSI. 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 Student Grants Appeals Board.