Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (557)

John O'Mahony


557. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment under the criminal injuries compensation; the reason for the delay in issuing this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31648/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy should note that under the terms of the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal is entirely independent in the matter of individual applications under the Scheme. However, in order to be of assistance in the matter I have had enquiries made with the Tribunal on his behalf.

I understand that the application referred to by the Deputy is being actively processed by the Tribunal at present and that the file will be ready for submission to a Tribunal member for decision shortly. At this stage of the process, I understand that it is not possible for the Tribunal to estimate a time-frame for the actual payment of any award.