Thursday, 20 June 2019

Questions (193)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

193. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of social welfare payments for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25860/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned has made an application for One Parent Family Payment and Supplementary Welfare Allowance and has been refused both. The claim for One Parent Family Payment has been refused on two grounds:

1. she has failed to satisfy the Habitual Residence Condition and

2. she has failed to show that her means are below the maximum applicable rate (€342.00)

The person concerned has currently appealed the decisions and a submission from the Deciding Officer has been forwarded to the Appeals Office.

The claim for Supplementary Welfare Allowance has been disallowed on the Habitual Residence Condition and a submission by the Deciding Officer has subsequently been submitted to the appeals office. The Appeals Office will issue their decision in due course.

The person concerned has received exceptional needs payments and should she wish to make further claims they will also be considered.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.