Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (89)

John Perry

Question:

89. Deputy John Perry asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will agree to accept the 2011 statements of income from the parents of an applicant for a Student Universal Support Ireland application lodged in September 2012 [21671/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that further documentation was requested on 26th April , 2013 and is still outstanding. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome. The Deputy will appreciate that in the absence of all of the relevant details that would be contained in an individual's application it would not be possible for me to say whether or not a student should qualify for a 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 the appeals officer in 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 independent Student Grant Appeals Board.