Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (151)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

151. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the length of time a returned emigrant with Irish citizenship who had left Ireland for a period must be in the State before they will qualify for a Student Universal Support Ireland grant; and the length of time a person must be absent from the State that will render them unqualified for a SUSI grant payment. [11950/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that under the residency requirement of the Student Grant Scheme, a student must have been resident in Ireland for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately prior to an approved course commencing in an approved institution in order to qualify for a grant. However, a student may qualify for a grant, having met the residency requirement during the course of their studies.