Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Ceisteanna (296)

James Bannon

Ceist:

296. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update as to when person (details supplied) in County Westmeath, will be awarded their third level grants, which they applied for early last year, based on their parents’ income for the previous and current years, as they will be forced to pull out of college on the 14 February, if they do not receive their grants by then; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7229/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) has confirmed that the application from the first named student is being reviewed and SUSI will notify the student directly of the outcome as soon as possible.

I understand that the second named student appealed the original decision made on his application to the appeals officer in SUSI on 4th February 2013. The case is being reviewed by the appeals officer and a decision will issue within 30 days.