Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Illness Benefit Appeals
200. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an illness benefit appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45584/19]
The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred on 27 September 2019 to an Appeals Officer who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the documentary evidence presented or, if required, hold an oral hearing.
The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.