Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (117)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

117. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of families that have voluntarily given up their child benefit payment either for financial or other reasons. [12088/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department is only aware of two families that have voluntarily given up entitlement to child benefit by way of submitting a clear request that payment be discontinued. However, it may be possible that others have chosen not to respond to correspondence and have, by default, discontinued claiming child benefit.

Question No. 118 withdrawn.