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Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 336.  Deputy Dara Calleary Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo [16920/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 3rd January 2012. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the relevant Departmental papers and comments by or on behalf of the Deciding Officer on the grounds of appeal be sought. When received, the appeal in question will be referred in due course to an Appeals Officer for consideration.

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 on social welfare entitlements.

[839]Question No. 337 withdrawn.

 338.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  further to Parliamentary Question No. 243 of 17 January 2012, the position regarding a review of medical evidence in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will expedite a response. [16939/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton Further to my response to Parliamentary Question Ref. No. 2125/12 on 17 January 2012, I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that there is no update to the information given previously.

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 on social welfare entitlements.


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