Written answers

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Department of Social Protection

Invalidity Pension

5:00 pm

Photo of Pat BreenPat Breen (Clare, Fine Gael)
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Question 80: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on invalidity pension will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30177/12]

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 an oral hearing of the appeal of the person concerned took place on 28th May 2012 and the Appeals Officer is now considering the appeal in the light of all the evidence submitted, including that adduced at the hearing. The person concerned will be notified of the Appeals Officer decision when the appeal has been determined. 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.

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