Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (314)

Seán Fleming


314. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a student grant will be approved on appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31692/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the applicant referred to by the Deputy was issued with an ineligibility letter on 15th August 2012. Following an appeal to SUSI and subsequent requests for supporting documentation, a decision on the appeal was issued on 8th April 2013 advising her that she was deemed ineligible to receive a grant. 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.