Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (127)

Bernard Durkan


127. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determination of an appeal in respect of an application for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45012/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The application for carer's allowance by the person in question was disallowed on 23 of January 2013. The person in question appealed this decision and submitted additional evidence in support of the application. The decision was reviewed by a deciding officer in the light of the additional evidence supplied but there was no change in the decision and the customer was notified of this on 7 June 2013. All the necessary papers have recently been submitted by the Department to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for determination. The Social Welfare Appeals Office will be in touch with the person directly regarding the progress of the appeal.

Question No. 128 withdrawn.