Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (76)

Denis Naughten

Question:

76. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that all Student Universal Support Ireland applicants will have their payments backdated to the date of application or commencement of their course; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56087/12]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

All maintenance grant approved for this academic year by Student Universal Support Ireland will be paid by electronic funds transfer on a monthly basis directly to students' bank accounts, rather than by cheque to the relevant college. When a students entitlement to a maintenance grant is established for the full academic year 2012/13 and an award has been made, he or she will be paid the appropriate number of instalments, including any instalments due since the commencement of the academic year.