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Social Welfare Benefits.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Questions (154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162)

Frank Feighan

Question:

153 Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the records of jobseeker’s allowance awarded to a person (details supplied) since January 2008. [12070/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Family)

Due to the staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Martin Ferris

Question:

154 Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if an application for lone parent allowance has been successful in respect of a person (details supplied). [12072/10]

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Due to the staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Martin Ferris

Question:

155 Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when child benefit payments will be resumed in respect of a person (details supplied). [12073/10]

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Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Richard Bruton

Question:

156 Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the target period of delay while her Department conducts a means test for a person whose entitlement to jobseeker’s benefit has expired and whose spouse is working; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12081/10]

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Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

157 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if a decision on habitual residence will be expedited in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12089/10]

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Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

158 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when a decision will be made on an application for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12093/10]

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Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Willie Penrose

Question:

159 Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if a jobseeker’s allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be expedited. [12114/10]

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Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

James Bannon

Question:

160 Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the reason a person (details supplied) in County Longford should have to wait three months for a jobseeker’s allowance; if this delay will be reduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12124/10]

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Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy.

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

161 Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the number of recipients of the one parent family payment by the age of their youngest child. [12130/10]

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The details of the number of recipients of the One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) by the age of their youngest child as at September, 2009, is set out in the attached table.

Age of the youngest child

Number of OFP recipients

0

5,098

1

8,920

2

8,420

3

7,319

4

6,896

5

6,372

6

6,027

7

5,570

8

5,005

9

4,485

10

4,088

11

3,699

12

3,376

13

2,802

14

2,597

15

2,301

16

2,234

17

2,140

18

1,022

19

533

20

353

21

159

22

52

Total

89,468

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