Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (140)

Denis Naughten

Question:

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.