Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (248)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

248. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a jobseeker's allowance appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6069/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 31 January 2019. The Appeals Officer 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 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 matter for the Deputy.