Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (306)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

306. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the continued delay in the awarding of jobseeker's allowance in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12468/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The persons concerned have both made repeat claims for jobseeker’s allowance, having both lost their appeal against an earlier disallowance. The first repeat claim was made on the 4 December 2012 and the second person made their claim on 1 January 2013. Both claims are currently under investigation in relation to the assessment of means. Once the means assessment is completed, a decision will be made on each claim and the persons concerned will be advised of the outcome.