Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (169)

Michael Creed


169. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on an invalidity pension appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33696/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence, has decided to allow the appeal of the person concerned by way of a summary decision. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision. 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.