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Social Welfare Benefits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 19 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Questions (64)

Ciaran Lynch


63 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Social Protection when an application for supplementary welfare payment will be decided while the person concerned (details supplied) in County Cork is awaiting jobseeker’s allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30238/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The community welfare service (CWS), and the community welfare officers providing it, formally transferred to the Department of Social Protection (DSP) from 1 October 2011. The service and the staff are now part of the DSP. Departmental records show that the person concerned is currently in receipt of a weekly supplementary welfare allowance payment.