Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (126)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

126. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a jobseeker's assistance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45011/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an Appeals Officer, having considered all of the evidence presented, has decided to disallow 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.