Thursday, 4 July 2019

Questions (425)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

425. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for an oral hearing appeal for domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28632/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 3rd June 2019 with a request for an oral hearing of the appeal.

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.