Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (457)

Bernard Durkan


457. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct level of jobseeker's allowance and-or rent support payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22449/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of jobseeker's allowance at the following rate:

Personal rate: €203

Half rate for 5 qualified children € 91

Sub total €294

Less means from employment €20

Total weekly payment €274

An increase is not payable in respect of a Qualified Adult due to maternity benefit currently in payment. Half rate payment for 5 qualified children is applicable while maternity benefit is in payment and means have also been halved from €40 to €20 for the same period. According to the records of the Department the person concerned is in receipt of the correct payment for a person of his circumstances.

The person concerned does not have an application for rent supplement with the Department.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.