Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Ceisteanna (276)

Jim Daly

Ceist:

293 Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a widow’s pension in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31314/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Social Protection)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal, by the person concerned, was registered in that office on 20 October 2011 and will be referred, in due course, to an Appeals Officer who will decide whether the case can be decided on a summary basis or whether to list it for oral hearing.

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.