Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (230)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

230. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 is awaiting a decision since May 2013 on their appeal for long-term illness benefit. [11572/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer has considered both the illness benefit and disability allowance appeals of the person concerned. Having fully examined both appeals the Appeals Officer has decided to disallow the illness benefit appeal and has decided to allow the disability allowance appeal. Both appeals were decided by way of summary decision and the person concerned has been informed of the Appeals Officer decision in both instances. 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.