Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (130)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

130. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress of an appeal in respect of an application for guardian's payment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if an oral hearing will be arranged in this instance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45020/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 15th October 2013, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral hearing. Your request for an oral hearing in this case has been forwarded to the Appeals Officer.

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.