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Social Welfare Appeals

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 19 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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Ciaran Lynch

Ceist:

62 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an appeal for invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [30230/11]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Social Protection)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 30 September 2011. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the relevant Departmental papers and comments by the Social Welfare Services on the grounds of appeal be sought. When received, the appeal in question will be referred to an Appeals Officer for consideration. The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

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