Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (452)

Pat Breen


452. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a rent supplement appeal will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23078/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 28th April 2014, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral hearing. It is not possible at this point to confirm when the appeal process will be completed. However every effort will be made the determine the appeal as quickly as possible.

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.