Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (446)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

446. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the result of the appeal against a decision to refuse a carer's allowance payment lodged in February 2019 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22347/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence including that adduced at the oral hearing, has decided to disallow the carer's allowance appeal of the person concerned. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision.

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.