Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (377)

Martin Heydon

Question:

377. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Social Protection if an appeal in respect of invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21244/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence, has decided to allow the appeal of the person concerned by way of a summary decision. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision.

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Question No. 378 withdrawn.
Question No. 379 answered with Question No. 358.