Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Education and Skills

Student Grant Scheme Appeals

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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116. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an appeal of an application for higher education grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare whose examination results are currently being withheld due to pending appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31265/13]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, his student grant application was appealed to the appeals officer in SUSI on the 18th of June 2013.

On that basis, the application is currently being reviewed and the student will be notified directly by SUSI of the outcome.

Where an appeal is turned down in writing by SUSI and the applicant remains of the view that the scheme has not been interpreted correctly in his or her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board.


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