Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (360)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

360. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue in respect of recent oral hearing concerning eligibility for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21061/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an oral hearing of the appeal of the person concerned took place on 8 April 2014 and that the Appeals Officer is now considering the appeal in the light of all of the evidence submitted, including that adduced at the oral hearing and it is expected that a decision on the appeal will issue to the person concerned within the next week.

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.