Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (305)

Gerry Adams

Question:

305. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on whether it is acceptable that her Department has continuously failed to make a decision on the application made in 2009 by a person (details supplied) for mortgage interest supplement; if she will instruct her Department to provide a decision in this case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15341/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned made an application for Mortgage Interest Supplement in 2009. The application was disallowed on 06 November 2012 as the person concerned failed to provide information in support of this application. Following an Appeals Office decision in relation to Jobseekers Allowance, the application for Mortgage Interest Supplement was reviewed and subsequently disallowed on 12 March 2014. Notification of these decisions issued to the person concerned on these dates. The person concerned has been advised of his right to appeal these decisions. No appeal of either decision has yet been received.