Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (446)

John McGuinness


446. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for jobseeker's allowance now under appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) and if she will expedite same. [31643/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the jobseekers allowance and supplementary welfare allowance appeals from the person concerned were referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to convene an oral hearing in this case.

Every effort will be made to hear the case as quickly as possible and the appellant will be informed when arrangements for the oral hearing have been made.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements.