Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (115)

Tom Fleming


115. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine a student grant appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32435/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, her student grant application was appealed to the appeals officer in SUSI on 12 June 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.