Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (91)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

91. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has had two appeals for jobseeker's allowance refused. [56048/12]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned made 4 claims for jobseeker’s allowance; on 4th October 2010, on 24th March 2011, on 9th December 2011 and on 16th July 2012. His claims dated 4th October 2010 and 24th March 2011 were disallowed by his Social Welfare Local Office because he did not provide documentary evidence to show that he was genuinely seeking employment. The person concerned appealed against these decisions to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office. In both cases the Appeals Office upheld the original decision. The latest Appeals Office decision was made in September 2012.

His claim dated 9th December 2011 was closed because he failed to provide documentation requested by my Department or to attend a meeting with a Social Welfare Inspector. His claim dated 16th July 2012 was disallowed on 25th September 2012 because again he did not provide documentary evidence to show that he was genuinely seeking employment. It remains open to the person concerned to provide documentary evidence to his Social Welfare Local Office of where and how he is seeking employment.

Question No. 92 withdrawn.