Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (216)

Imelda Munster

Question:

216. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the case of a person (details supplied) who was refused the SUSI grant due to the fact they were categorised as dependent will be addressed; if he will consider introducing a discretionary element into the rules-based SUSI system for some cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51727/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I have been advised by my officials that an appeal has been submitted by the student in question to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board (SGAB). Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that the SGAB will make a determination on this case within the statutory time period on or before the end of January 2020.