Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Appeals
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
Question 394: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the total number of applications to the social welfare appeals office for the years 2010 and 2011 that were initially refused based on failure to satisfy the habitual residence condition; and if she will provide a breakdown of the number of decisions overturned and upheld. [9869/12]
Joan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
The figures requested are given in the following table.
|YEAR||No. of HRC Appeals Decisions||Appeals upheld/partially upheld||Appeals disallowed|
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.