Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (557)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

557. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of a disability allowance claim in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [26753/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer on 22 September 2020. The Appeals Officer dealing with this case will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required and if Covid-19 restrictions allow, hold an oral hearing. 

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for 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.