Tuesday, 30 September 1997
Dáil Éireann Debate
401. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for an oral hearing in relation to his disability allowance appeal. [14753/97]
Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs (Mr. D. Ahern): The person concerned is in receipt of disability allowance at the rate of £ 7.30 per week, based on a means assessment of £ 82 per week, derived from his spouse's earnings and capital.
The Deputy's letter of 17 September 1997 to the Social Welfare Appeals Office was accepted as an appeal and in accordance with the statutory  requirements a submission from the deciding officer and the relevant departmental papers were requested from Social Welfare Services. The appeal will be considered by an appeals officer when these have been received and an oral hearing will be arranged if appropriate.
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