Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (91)

James Bannon

Ceist:

94 Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the decision not to grant a disability allowance to a person (details supplied) in county Longford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23234/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Social Protection)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all the evidence, disallowed the appeal of the person concerned following an Oral Hearing.

Under Social Welfare legislation, the decision of the Appeals Officer is final and conclusive and may only be reviewed by the Appeals Officer in the light of new evidence or new facts. Following the submission of additional evidence the Appeals Officer agreed to review the case and following this review has allowed the appeal. The person concerned was notified of the result on 28th April 2012

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.