Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Questions (201)

Bernard Durkan


201. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason an application for a back to education allowance was refused in the case of a person (details supplied); if the case will be reviewed with a view to granting the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5882/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned made an application for the Back to Education Allowance (BTE) which was refused by a Deciding Officer based on the recommendations of a Case Officer. The reasons for refusal were detailed in a letter which was issued to the person concerned on 2nd October 2018.

The person concerned had this decision reviewed by another officer in the Intreo Centre. The outcome of the review established no grounds to change the recommendation. As the person concerned is a full-time student and doesn't satisfy the criteria to receive a Jobseekers payment, the claim was closed on the 16th October 2018 and no further payments issued.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.