Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (437)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

437. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding lone parent and family income supplement in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22866/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that a one parent family payment 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 has advised that there is no record of any family income supplement appeal having been received from the person concerned.

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.