Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 699 No. 1

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  793.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when a carer’s allowance appeal will be heard in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [1963/10]

  795.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when an illness benefit appeal will be heard in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [2001/10]

  798.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when a domiciliary care allowance appeal will be heard in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [2006/10]

  799.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when an invalidity pension appeal will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [2007/10]

  800.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the position regarding a jobseeker’s benefit appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [2008/10]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  It is proposed to take Questions Nos. 793, 795 and 798 to 800, inclusive, together.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the relevant Departmental papers and comments of the Department on each of the appeals from the persons concerned have been received and have been referred to an Appeals Officer for consideration.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department that is independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

  794.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when an appeal will be heard on disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [1965/10]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that, following receipt of the grounds of appeal from the person concerned, the relevant Departmental papers and comments of the Department have been sought. On receipt of its response the case will be referred to an Appeals Officer for early consideration.

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department that is independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

Question No. 795 answered with Question No. 793.


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