Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (337)

Michael Ring


337. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for one-parent family allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5240/14]

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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 decided to allow the appeal of the person concerned by way of a summary decision. The person concerned was notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision on 31 January 2014. 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.

Question No. 338 withdrawn.