Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ceisteanna (204)

Michael D'Arcy

Ceist:

204. Deputy Michael D'Arcy asked the Minister for Social Protection when an appeal for a domiciliary care application will be processed and decided upon for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29274/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to convene an oral hearing in this case.

Every effort will be made to hear the case as quickly as possible and the appellant will be informed when arrangements for the oral hearing have been made.

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.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.