Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (453)

John O'Mahony


453. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Limerick will receive a decision on their jobseeker's allowance appeal; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23106/14]

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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 20th May 2014, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral hearing. The additional information submitted will be brought to the attention of the Appeals Officer dealing with this case. 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.