Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (108)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

108. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a person (details supplied) in County Clare who received a letter from Student Universal Support Ireland dated 5 June 2013 refusing him an education grant; this letter does not state the reason he was unsuccessful but suggests he appeal the decision; the grounds on which he should appeal the decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29695/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that on 5th June his appeal was rejected due to incomplete documentation. Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.