Written answers

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Department of Social Protection

Supplementary Welfare Allowance Appeals

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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141. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the current position regarding the progress of appeal in respect of basic supplementary welfare allowance or alternative in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47589/13]

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 the supplementary welfare allowance and disability allowance appeals from the person concerned were referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to convene an oral hearing of both cases. I am advised that the oral hearing is likely to take place before the end of November 2013 and that the person concerned will be informed as soon as arrangements for the oral hearing have been made.

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 in relation to social welfare entitlements.

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