Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

John Perry

Question:

469 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs if he will again review the welfare entitlements of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8001/01]

The person concerned was in receipt of unemployment benefit for the maximum period of 390 days up to 17 January 2001. He claimed and was awarded unemployment assistance from the following day. His first unemployment assistance payment, covered the period from Thursday, 18 January to Tuesday, 23 January and he has been paid his full weekly entitlements since then.