Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (461)

Dan Neville

Question:

461. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a social welfare appeal in respect of person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23165/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence, has decided to disallow the appeal of the person concerned by way of a summary decision. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officer’s 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.