Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (680)

Tom Neville


680. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied) will be addressed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9559/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

When a State pension non-contributory recipient dies, if the deceased’s surviving spouse, civil-partner or cohabitant is a recipient of a payment from the Department, or had been the beneficiary of an increase for qualified adult on the deceased’s pension payment, they are eligible for a 6-weeks-after-death payment.

The payment was processed for the person concerned in July 2017. As the Department’s system showed that two of the six weeks’ payments had already been collected at the Post Office, only four weeks payment was issued. The Department is currently liaising with An Post to have the matter resolved and will contact the person concerned when this has been finalised.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.