Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (94)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

94. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the refusal of a Student Universal Support Ireland grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35646/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department have been informed by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the application from the student in question is being reviewed and SUSI will contact the student directly in relation to the outcome shortly. If an individual applicant considers that she/he has been unjustly refused a student grant, or that the rate of grant awarded is not the correct one, she/he 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.