Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (270)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

270. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if an oral hearing will be facilitated in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare and their pending application for carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12049/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 6th February 2014, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral hearing. The Deputy’s request for an oral hearing of this case will be brought to the attention of the Appeals Officer. 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.