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Farm Assist Scheme Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 September 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Questions (237)

Michael Ring

Question:

237. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if an allowance was given in respect of stock purchased when assessing a claim for farm assist by a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [31521/15]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The farm assist claim of the person concerned was disallowed by the Deciding Officer, having taken all the information supplied into consideration, including the stock purchased.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 16 September 2015, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral hearing.

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.

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