Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (184)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


184. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cavan; when a decision may be expected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49104/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 27th August 2012. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the relevant Departmental papers and comments by or on behalf of the Deciding Officer on the grounds of appeal be sought. These papers were received in the Social Welfare Appeals Office on 4th September 2012 and the case has been referred to an Appeals Officer who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an 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.