Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (682)

John McGuinness

Question:

682. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if invalidity benefit has been approved for a person (details supplied). [9609/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 20th February 2018, 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 Employment Affairs and Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.