Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (131)

Finian McGrath

Question:

131. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding entitlements in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. [21809/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned applied for Jobseekers Allowance on 3 January 2013 and a decision on their application was made on 4 January 2013 to the effect that they did not qualify for payment of Jobseekers Allowance on the basis that his weekly means from his parents’ income exceeded the weekly rate of Jobseekers Allowance payable. With regard to the employment record of the person concerned, when completing their Jobseeker’s Allowance application form they indicated that they were never employed. There is no trace of any PRSI contributions made on their behalf either from self-employment or from insurable employment. On the basis of information supplied in the context of this Parliamentary Question, namely engagement as builder, an inspector from my Department will re-examine the matter and if necessary seek additional information and clarification from the person concerned. When this is complete the person concerned will be updated in respect of any changes.