Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (331)

Michael Ring

Question:

331. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a disability allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [24489/14]

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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 convene an oral hearing in this case.

No date has been arranged for the hearing as yet but it is envisaged that a hearing will be listed before the end of June. The appellant will be notified of the date and time as soon 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