Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (161)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

161. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of appeals made against by deciding officers pending in respect of various social welfare payments. [39019/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

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.

The figures in the table below cover all current “live appeals” at various stages of the appeals process, including those with the Department awaiting Deciding Officer submissions and cases scheduled for oral hearings.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Number of Appeals Pending at 31 st August 2019

Scheme

Number of Appeals Pending

Adoptive Benefit

Nil

Back To Work Family Dividend

10

Bereavement Grant

Nil

Blind Person’s Pension

10

Carer’s Allowance

1,287

Carer’s Benefit

75

Carer’s Support Grant

81

Child Benefit

335

Deserted Wife’s Allowance

Nil

Deserted Wife’s Benefit

6

Disability Allowance

1,680

Disablement Pension

142

Domiciliary Care Allowance

784

Farm Assist

61

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

9

Guardian's Payment (Non-Con)

10

Incapacity Supplement

2

Illness Benefit

456

Insurability of Employment

128

Invalidity Pension

911

Jobseeker's Allowance

1,529

Jobseeker's Benefit

308

Jobseeker's Transitional

36

Liable Relatives

2

Maternity Benefit

24

Occupational Injury Benefit

31

One Parent Family Payment

207

Partial Capacity Benefit

99

Paternity Benefit

4

Recoverable Benefits and Assistance

3

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

430

State Pension (Contributory)

285

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

208

Widow/Widower's Pension (Contributory)

30

Widow/Widower's Pension (Non-Contributory)

18

Widowed Parent Grant

2

Working Family Payment

556

All Appeals

9,759