Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (626)

Michael Healy-Rae


626. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for farm assist by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5496/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned attended Killarney Intreo Centre on 22/1/19 and was interviewed by a Social Welfare Inspector regarding his Jobseekers Allowance application, as it is a means tested scheme. During the course of this interview he was informed of the option of applying for Farm Assist and was issued the relevant form for this scheme.

He was contacted today and was advised that he may have an entitlement to Jobseekers Benefit payment. However he has decided he is withdrawing his Jobseekers application in favour of Farm Assist.

His Farm Assist application is currently with a Social Welfare Inspector and he has been issued an appointment with a Social Welfare Inspector for 5/2/19.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

I trust this clarifies the matter.