Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (74)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

74. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that an appeal to Student Universal Support Ireland has been received in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and when he expects a decision to issue on same. [42618/13]

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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 17 September, 2013 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. The relevant appeal form is available to download from www.studentfinance.ie.