Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Questions (123)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

124 Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will confirm from which principal payment — that is, community employment payment or one-parent family payment — the qualified child increase is being cut; and the date from which it will be cut. [4451/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

As per the Budget 2012 announcement, payment of two qualified child increases per child where the person is on a Community Employment scheme and in receipt of One Parent Family Payment, Deserted Wife's Benefit/Allowance or Widow(er)s Pension will be discontinued for NEW and EXISTING recipients. The actual child increase payment that will cease is from the CE payment. The child allowance under the social welfare payment will continue. The effective date for this is Monday 20th February. This is to allow time for notification to be sent to all affected parties.