Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (140)

Denis Naughten


140. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Social Protection if compensation paid by the State to child victims of abuse is assessed as means for jobseeker's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35659/13]

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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, including jobseeker’s allowance. The compensation awards disregarded include awards made by the Residential Institutions Redress Board.