Dáil Éireann - Volume 615 - 21 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Social Welfare Appeals.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
432. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when an oral hearing will be held for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [6424/06]
Mr. Brennan Mr. Brennan
Mr. Brennan: The person’s claim for carers allowance was refused by a deciding officer on the grounds that the care recipient was not so invalided or disabled as to require full-time care and attention as laid down in the carer’s allowance legislation. The person appealed against the decision to the social welfare appeals office. The case has been referred for consideration to the appeals officer who will decide if an oral hearing is necessary. Under social welfare legislation, decisions on claims must be made by deciding officers and appeals officers who are statutorily appointed. I have no role in regard to making such decisions.
Dáil Éireann 615 Written Answers. Social Welfare Appeals.