Written answers

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Department of Social Protection

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Photo of Michelle MulherinMichelle Mulherin (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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36. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Mayo to the refusal of an application under the jobseeker's allowance scheme; if she will expedite it; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2560/16]

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 Appeals Officer, having fully considered all of the available evidence, has decided to allow the appeal of the person concerned by way of a summary decision. The person concerned has been notified of the Appeals Officer’s decision.

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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