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Social Welfare Benefits.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Questions (164, 165, 166)

Noel Ahern

Question:

163 Deputy Noel Ahern asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if she will provide details for each of the past 12 months of the number of persons who were on jobseeker’s benefit for 12 to 15 months who were refused jobseeker’s allowance or granted a weekly personal allowance of less than €100 per week; if a report on the status of such persons has been undertaken; the numbers in education or on disability benefit; the numbers without payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12135/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Family)

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

Noel Ahern

Question:

164 Deputy Noel Ahern asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the position regarding applications for household benefits package in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 and specifically if the package has been approved and the claimant notified; when a decision will be made; and if she will confirm if it will be backdated to their 66th birthday. [12139/10]

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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.

Noel Ahern

Question:

165 Deputy Noel Ahern asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the payments that are being made to persons (details supplied) in Dublin 11, namely, the basis of his payment, if based on his contribution record; if she will give details of same and if the method of calculation has been changed since the rate was first established and if any other calculation is possible; if there is any record of a non-contributory pension application. [12140/10]

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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.

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