Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Ceisteanna (166)

Pat Deering

Ceist:

166. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Carlow will have a final decision on their application for disability allowance; and if she will expedite the matter. [33627/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 24 June 2013, who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the 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 in relation to social welfare entitlements.

Questions Nos. 167 and 168 withdrawn.