Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ceisteanna (215)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

215. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills if it is true that three out of five grant applications for students are overturned on appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12580/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I understand from Student Universal Support Ireland that as of 10 March 2013, 6,041 appeals were received by SUSI and that, of these 3,486 were overturned, 2,049 decisions were upheld and 506 are awaiting a decision from the appeals officer.

The Department has asked SUSI for a report on the overturn rate.