Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (143)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

143. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection when outstanding child benefit will be paid in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45487/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Child benefit is paid up to and including the month of a child's 16th birthday, and continues to the month of the 18th birthday provided the child is in full-time education. In order for payment to continue after the age of 16, it is necessary for the school/college to certify that the child is in full-time education and will be until the age of 18.

In the case of the person concerned, a completed application form has been received and child benefit has been restored. A payment notification has issued to him and payment for the months from July 2013 to November 2013 will be lodged to his nominated bank account on Tuesday, 5 November 2013.