Thursday, 27 June 2013
Department of Education and Skills
Student Grant Scheme Appeals
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]
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.