Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ceisteanna (225)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

225. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an appeal in respect of the amount of the grant awarded to a student who wished to receive the special rate of maintenance grant (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12738/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Officials in my Department understand from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the student in question does not meet the terms and conditions of the student grant scheme for the special rate of grant.

If an individual applicant considers that she/he has been unjustly refused a student grant, she/he may appeal, in the first instance, to SUSI.

Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that the scheme has not been interpreted correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grants Appeals Board.