Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (565)

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

565. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an appeal lodged by a person (details supplied) in November 2017 will be finalised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21411/18]

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 to hold an oral hearing in this case on 30 May 2018. The person concerned will shortly be 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 trust this clarifies the matte for the Deputy.