Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (257)

Martin Ferris

Ceist:

257. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Limerick was refused jobseeker's allowance when written evidence was submitted that they were actively seeking work in the jobs market; when a decision will be made. [11947/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The person concerned was disallowed Jobseeker's Allowance by a Deciding Officer of the Department who was not satisfied that he was genuinely seeking employment based on the evidence presented in support of his application. The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 4 March 2013. The case will be referred to an Appeals Officer 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.

Question No. 258 withdrawn.