Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (119)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

119. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if applicants for social welfare who have been recipients of compensation relating to time spent in industrial schools, that was not awarded through the forum of the redress board, will have these compensation payments exempted from means testing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21691/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Social welfare legislation provides for the disregard of certain compensation awards when assessing the means of a person for social assistance purpose. The compensation awards disregarded include awards made by the Residential Institutions Redress Board. Awards made otherwise than through the Residential Institutions Redress Board in respect of periods spent in residential institutions are assessed in the normal way.