Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Ceisteanna (112)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

112. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a third level higher education grant application for 2012-13 will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) as a dependent student, in view of the fact that they were deemed not an independent student at the time of application; when the parents' means will be taken into account and the grant approved in view of the urgency of the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32415/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the applicant referred to by the Deputy was issued with a decision on 13 May 2013 advising her that she was deemed ineligible to receive a grant. If an individual applicant considers that she/he has been unjustly refused a student grant, or that the rate of grant awarded is not the correct one, 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 SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.

Question No. 113 answered with Question No. 109.