Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (371)

Michelle Mulherin


371. Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal against refusal of carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); if she will expedite same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22299/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that a revised decision favourable to the person concerned has been made by Department. The person concerned will be contacted shortly by the Department regarding this 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.