Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (127)

Sandra McLellan


127. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on a jobseeker's appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork who had an oral hearing on 3 March; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15453/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an oral hearing of the appeal of the person concerned took place on 3 March 2014 and that the Appeals Officer is now considering the appeal in the light of all of the evidence submitted, including that adduced at the oral hearing. The person concerned will be notified of the Appeals Officer's decision within the next two weeks.

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Question No. 128 withdrawn.