Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (191)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

191. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a jobseeker's benefit claim by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25747/18]

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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 11th June 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.