Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (92)

Michael Ring


92. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a final decision will issue on the Student Universal Support Ireland grant application by a person (details supplied) considering that correspondence to SUSI in this case has not been responded to; and if he will make a full and final reply on the matter. [35634/13]

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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 was issued with a letter on 26th April 2013 advising her that her application had been cancelled due to incomplete documentation being received. SUSI have confirmed that this applicant has not appealed the decision. Where an individual applicant considers that she has been unjustly refused a student grant, or that the rate of grant awarded is not the correct one, she may appeal, in the first instance, to SUSI. Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.