Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (402)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

402. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite an invalidity pension application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22536/14]

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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 hold an oral hearing in this case on 29th May 2014. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements for the hearing.

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.