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Jobseeker's Allowance Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 13 March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Questions (117)

Finian McGrath


117. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a carer's allowance and a jobseeker's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied). [12603/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I confirm that the Department received applications from the person concerned for Carer’s Allowance on 12 April 2013 and for Jobseeker's Allowance on 14 February 2014.

His application for Carer’s Allowance was withdrawn on 1 October 2013 on the grounds that requested information was not provided to a social welfare investigator regarding his employment record while living abroad and details regarding a company he owns, in order to establish his correct entitlements. To date this information has not been furnished, and no request for a review of his claim for Carer's Allowance has been received.

His application for Jobseeker’s Allowance was refused on 3 March 2014 on the grounds that the person concerned did not meet the conditions of being habitually resident in the State. He was notified of this decision and of his right to seek a review or to appeal the decision to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office. To date, no request for a review or appeal of this decision has been received.

Question No. 118 withdrawn.