Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (311)

Pat Deering

Question:

311. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 333 of 26 November 2013, where it was acknowledged that an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) for carer's allowance was not acted on promptly, when a decision will issue. [4954/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer has fully considered all of the available evidence in the case of the person concerned and has decided to disallow her appeal 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.