Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (87)

Bernard Durkan


87. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if and when payment will be effected in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26512/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Persons who are unemployed but, not in receipt of a social protection payment are generally eligible to take part in FÁS training courses. However, only those who were receiving a social protection payment prior to commencing training may be eligible to receive a FÁS training allowance while undertaking a course. I am informed by FÁS that the individual in question commenced a FÁS Career Planning and Employability Skills course in Swords on 13th May, 2013. The F103 form completed by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) indicates that he is not currently in receipt of a DSP payment and in those circumstances he has no entitlement to a FÁS training allowance.