Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1772)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

1772. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if jobseeker's benefit will be awarded on appeal to a person (details supplied). [34725/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was originally registered in that office on 23 August 2018 and was disallowed by an Appeals Officer on 24 January 2019.

After receiving additional documentation from the person concerned by way of representations from the Deputy the appeal decision is now under review. After consideration of the matter the Appeals Officer to whom the case has been assigned has decided to convene an oral hearing. The person concerned will be informed when arrangements for the oral hearing have been made.

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.