Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (95)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Question:

95. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a Student Universal Support Ireland application (details supplied) will be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29850/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that, in the case of the student in question, his grant application was refused. The student appealed this decision to the appeals officer in SUSI and the original decision was upheld. A letter outlining the position issued to the student on the 30th May, 2013.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.