Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (217)

James Browne

Ceist:

217. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an appeal for jobseeker's allowance by a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10278/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided after due consideration, to hold an oral hearing in this case on 9th March 2018. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements for the hearing.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Employment Affairs and 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.