Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (236)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

236. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application by a person (details supplied) to be placed on the back to work scheme will be reviewed; and if an exception will be made to allow them access to the scheme. [41291/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned applied for Jobseekers Allowance in September this year, and a comprehensive review of their circumstances, including their income from self employment and rental income was completed as part of the decision making process.

As a result of this review a decision on this claim has been made by the deciding officer and communicated to the person concerned. They have been advised that their claim has been disallowed due to the fact that Jobseekers Allowance is not paid if a person's weekly means are more than the amount of Jobseekers Allowance that would be payable to them, based on their family circumstances.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.