Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (129)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

129. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 440 of 11 June 2013, if arrears will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29552/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

A decision regarding payment of arrears of jobseeker’s allowance for the period 3rd January to 30th January 2013 cannot be made until the person concerned outlines his reason(s) for failing to collect the supplementary payments during this period. The prospective employer’s letter provided by the person concerned was dated 6th January 2013.

The Deciding Officer rang the person concerned on 10th and 11th June and left a message for him to contact the office. The Deciding Officer also wrote to him on the 12th June 2013 outlining what is required. A pre-paid return envelope and an email address were provided. There has been no response to the phone calls or the letter to date.