Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (332)

James Bannon

Question:

332. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reasons for the delay in processing a third level grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford who was informed verbally on 10 June 2013 that the appeal had been upheld; the reason the person was informed on 21 June that the appeal had not been processed as it was only sent to the appeals section on 12 June 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31938/13]

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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 appealed the original decision of the awarding authority regarding progression and a grant award letter issued on 12th April, 2013. The applicant was unhappy with the level of award and subsequently appealed this decision to SUSI on 10th May, 2013. On the 1st July, 2013 a request for supporting documentation was issued to the student. When this is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.