Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (307)

Willie O'Dea


307. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Limerick has not received payment from her Department in view of the fact that they are casually employed and submitting dockets to the local office; when the payment will issue; the amount of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4884/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Applicants for a range of social assistance payments must satisfy the condition of being habitually resident in Ireland. The person concerned applied for jobseeker’s allowance and completed the habitual residency condition form. The application was disallowed by a deciding officer on the grounds that the person does not satisfy this condition. It is open for them to appeal this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office by calling to the Limerick Intreo Office to complete the necessary forms.