Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (353)

Michael McCarthy

Question:

353. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for domiciliary care allowance in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Cork. [21016/14]

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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 convene an oral hearing in this case.

Every effort will be made to hear the case as quickly as possible and the appellant will be informed when arrangements for the oral hearing have been made.

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Question No. 354 withdrawn.