Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (251)

Bernard Durkan


251. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision to refuse an application for an exceptional needs payment to cover funeral expenses can be reviewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27365/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned can seek to have a review of the decision made by Designated Person to refuse her application for an Exceptional Needs Payment, and she has been provided with details on how to initiate the review.

Arrangements have been made by my Department to process the review, and when the review request is received it will be forwarded to a Supplementary Welfare Allowance Review Officer for consideration. The determination of the Review Officer will be notified to the person concerned on completion of the review.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.