Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Appeals
Joan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 30th November 2011. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the relevant Departmental papers and comments by or on behalf of the Deciding Officer on the grounds of appeal be sought. These papers were received in the Social Welfare Appeals Office on 06th January 2012 and the appeal was assigned to an Appeals Officer on 24th January 2012 for consideration.
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 on social welfare entitlements.