Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (649)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

649. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made in respect a person (details supplied) who appealed the decision made in respect of their application for maternity benefit in March 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37440/19]

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 on 16 July 2019 to an Appeals Officer who 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.