Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (345)

Seamus Healy


354 Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will end the three month child benefit review system in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary. [35219/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The Department contacts parents who receive child benefit (CB) payments on a regular basis as part of its on-going customer service and control work. Parents are asked to verify that they continue to reside in Ireland, that they satisfy the conditions for receipt of CB while also confirming that all details held by the Department are correct.

The frequency with which review certificates issue to this customer has been extended from a quarterly basis to every six months. The person concerned is due to receive their next eligibility certificate in December 2012.

Question No. 355 withdrawn.