Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (182)

Eric J. Byrne


182. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Social Protection the rationale behind a decision not to award a payment to a person (details supplied); if this decision may be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41235/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned had been receiving Jobseeker’s Benefit until 20 July 2013. His claim was then examined to determine his entitlement to Jobseeker’s Allowance. This is a means-tested payment. His wife is in employment and after applying the relevant criteria to her income she is deemed to be earning in excess of the amount permitted under legislation. This decision has been appealed but no decision has yet been made by the Appeals Office.