Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Appeals

9:00 pm

Photo of Pat BreenPat Breen (Clare, Fine Gael)
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Question 346: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8041/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 21 November 2011. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the relevant Departmental papers and comments by the Social Welfare Services on the grounds of appeal be sought. When received, the appeal in question will be referred in due course to an Appeals Officer 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.

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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Question 347: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite an application for invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied). [7993/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 23 August 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 1 February 2012 and the appeal will, in due course, be assigned to an Appeals Officer 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.

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-South Leitrim, Fine Gael)
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Question 348: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an application for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon; the reason for the delay in same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8172/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that the appeal from the person concerned has been referred to an Appeals Officer who proposes to hold an oral hearing on 20 March 2012. The person concerned has been notified of the arrangements.

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.

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 349: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is in receipt of social welfare payments; if they have been refused assistance; the reason for this refusal; if they have been refused supplementary welfare allowance and the reason for this refusal. [8201/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The person concerned applied for jobseeker’s allowance from 5 September 2011. His application was disallowed on the grounds that he failed to disclose full particulars of his means and that he is not genuinely seeking employment.

He appealed the disallowance and his file is currently with the Social Welfare Appeals Office for a decision. When a decision is given he will be advised of the outcome.

The person concerned applied for supplementary welfare allowance from 31 January 2012. His application was disallowed on the grounds that he is not genuinely seeking employment. He has not appealed this decision to date.

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