Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (133)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

133. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will confirm receipt of documentation in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 in support of an application for back to education allowance; the reason a reply has not issued to date; and if she will expedite a decision on this application. [12241/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Further documentation was received by my Department recently in support of the application for back to education allowance from the person concerned. This confirmed that she did not complete her Veterinary Assistant Level 5 course in 2008. However, as she completed a level 5 course in Computers and wishes to do a course in Photography at the same level, she still does not qualify for back to education allowance as she does not meet the progression criteria stipulated in the qualifying conditions.