Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (292)

Bernard Durkan


292. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if eligibility for an exceptional needs payment in the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7761/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Determinations made by Designated Persons in relation to claims made under Section 201 of the Social Welfare (Consolidation Act) 2005, i.e. Exceptional Needs Payments can be reviewed by a SWA Reviewing Officer under Section 323 of that Act.

As the Deputy has requested that a review be conducted, the relevant review officer has been notified of your request and they will now commence the review process. Once the review has been completed, the outcome of the review will be communicated to the person concerned and the Deputy.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.