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Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 12 July 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Questions (354)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

354. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who is not receiving family income supplement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20502/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned was first awarded Family Income Supplement (FIS) on 5 June 2014 and they have been in receipt of a weekly FIS supplement since that date.

Each year, customers are afforded the opportunity to forward a completed renewal application form and in this case, the person concerned forwarded a renewal form that was registered on 29 March 2016 and his FIS was renewed from 2 June 2016 at the weekly rate of €48 based upon that information which included one qualified child.

On 3 June 2016, my department received up-dated information from the person in question in relation to an additional child. When this information was received, their claim was reviewed and they were awarded a revised supplement of €109.00 per week based on two children.

Arrears due in respect of the additional child issued to the person concerned on 30 June 2016.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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