Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (131)

Bernard Durkan


131. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which reference has been made to liabilities such as arrears of mortgage, arrears of income tax and lack of income have been taken into account in the determination of means in respect of jobseeker's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if she will arrange for review of the decision andor appeal with oral hearing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21059/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned is in receipt of a jobseeker’s allowance payment. The means assessment is subject to the legislative provisions of that scheme. It is open to the person concerned to appeal the decision and request an oral hearing to the Social Welfare Appeals Office. If there are any changes in his circumstances he can request a review of his means at his local office.