Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (123)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

123. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15 is being paid only €114.40 on a JobBridge placement scheme in view of the fact they are working 30 hours per week; and her views on whether this is exploitation of a worker. [51013/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person to whom the Deputy refers is in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, which was means tested resulting in a weekly rate of €64.60. Under the scheme, JobBridge interns continue to receive their Social Welfare payment at its current rate together with the weekly €50 top-up. The Department is not in a position to make exceptions to this rule.