Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (212)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

212. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the way in which correspondence issued on 30 October 2018 which appeared to have the situation resolved in the case of a person (details supplied) was then followed by further correspondence on 12 November 2018 suggesting otherwise. [48749/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is in receipt of a Jobseekers payment and was requested on 30th October 2018 to submit documentation to show that they are genuinely seeking work (GSW). Unfortunately the person concerned returned limited information relating to efforts seek work. It was then considered that the person concerned was not genuinely seeking full-time employment.

On the 12th November the Deciding Officer issued a Natural Justice letter to the person. The person concerned was advised that if they had any other supporting evidence to show to the Department that they were genuinely seeking work that they should summit such evidence within 14 days from the 12th November 2018 .

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.