Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (121)

Finian McGrath


121. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 regarding an appeal for domiciliary care allowance. [50988/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an oral hearing of the appeal of the person concerned took place on 21 November 2013 and that the Appeals Officer is now considering the appeal in the light of all of the evidence submitted, including that adduced at the oral hearing. The person concerned will be notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision when the appeal has been determined. 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.