Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (322)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

322. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a reduced rate of supplementary welfare allowance recently issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9715/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned has been in receipt of a weekly supplementary welfare allowance payment at the full personal of €186.00 since the 6th November 2012. Supplementary welfare allowance is not payable for the period he spent in hospital. However, a hospital comforts payment has been awarded and payment issued along with his supplementary welfare allowance payment due on 21st February 2013. The person concerned was also issued with an application form for a hospital clothing allowance which he should complete and return to the community welfare service office.