Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (330)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

330. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [5185/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence, has partially allowed 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.