Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (110)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

110. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) may expect a response to their appeal to Student Universal Support Ireland; if he will resolve the issue whereby SUSI has issued this individual with two reference numbers; if he will clarify which one they should use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32412/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the correct reference number is W121310133413 in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, and that his student grant application was further appealed to the appeals officer in SUSI on 1 July 2013. On that basis, the application is currently being reviewed and the student will be notified directly by SUSI of the outcome. Where an appeal is turned down in writing by SUSI and the applicant remains of the view that the scheme has not been interpreted correctly in his or her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board.