Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (630)

Denis Naughten


630. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for a back to work family dividend by a person (details supplied) will be processed; when payment will issue; the reason for the delay in same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5532/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

A claim for Back to Work Family Dividend was made by the person in question on 10 January, 2019. This claim was awarded on 29 January, 2019 effective from 10 January, 2019.

The Back to Work Family Dividend claim has now been suspended as the spouse of the person in question has been awarded a Jobseeker's Allowance payment. The person in question no longer has an entitlement to a Back to Work Family Dividend payment while his spouse is in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance.

The family unit is financially better off with his spouse claiming Jobseeker's Allowance.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.