Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (105)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

105. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the way she expects a family to survive when her Department will not pay social welfare entitlements in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who cannot provide an address as the family are homeless; if she accepts that refusing to pay the family is placing them in an even more destitute position; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28671/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An exceptional needs payment issued to the person concerned on 20 June 2014. On that date the person concerned stated that she is currently residing at an address in Clondalkin. She was advised to make an application to Clondalkin Local Office so that her case could be reviewed as soon as possible. The person concerned has also been advised that if she is currently homeless she should call to the homeless unit in Castle Street where her circumstances can be examined. No contact has been made by the person concerned with either office. The person concerned needs to engage with the Department if she wishes to have her entitlement to a payment assessed.

Question No. 106 withdrawn.