Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (217)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

217. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an alleged overpayment in case of a person (details supplied) is eligible for late appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24731/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that a working family payment appeal by the person concerned was referred on 6 June 2019 to an Appeals Officer 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 trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.