Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Questions (278)

Eamon Gilmore

Question:

278. Deputy Eamon Gilmore asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for Carer's Allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; when that person will receive a decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15634/15]

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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 allow 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.

Question No. 279 answered with Question No. 237.