Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1312)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

1312. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a rescheduled hearing will take place in respect of a jobseeker's benefit appeal in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13836/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an Appeals Officer has rescheduled the oral hearing of this case for 23rd April 2019.  The person concerned will shortly be notified of the arrangements for the 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 trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.