Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (108)

John McGuinness

Question:

108. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for domiciliary care allowance under appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if she will expedite a response. [14279/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to hold an oral hearing in this case on 11 April 2014. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements for the hearing.

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.