Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (197)

Heather Humphreys

Question:

197. Deputy Heather Humphreys asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on a farm assist appeal in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41329/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to convene an oral hearing in this case. Every effort will be made to hear the case as quickly as possible and the appellant will be informed as soon as arrangements for the oral hearing have been made. 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.

Question No. 198 withdrawn.