Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1857)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1857. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an oral hearing for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35839/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to convene an oral hearing in this case.

The arrangements for this oral hearing will be finalised by the end of this week and the appellant will be informed when arrangements for the oral hearing have been made.

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.