Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (222)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

222. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an appeal will be determined in respect of a person (details supplied); if the precise indicative level of payment in the person's case has been posted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24739/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned together with the relevant Departmental papers were received by that office on 21st May 2019 and that the case will be referred 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.  

In general, where an appeal is successful, the decision of the Appeals Officer is implemented by the Department without undue delay. 

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.