Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (118)

Paschal Donohoe


118. Deputy Paschal Donohoe asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for jobseeker's benefit in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20883/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned applied for jobseeker's allowance on 4 October 2012 which was disallowed on the basis that he did not satisfy the condition of being habitually resident in the State; in addition he failed to satisfy a Social Welfare Inspector as to his means and circumstances. The person concerned was advised of both decisions on 26 November 2012. He lodged an appeal against them on 10 December 2012 and provided additional information relating to his employment record in the State. In light of this information his case was referred to a Social Welfare Inspector to review the means assessment; the outcome of this was that the decision of the original means assessment was upheld. The appeal was subsequently referred to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office who will notify the person concerned of the outcome when it is determined.