Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (255)

Jackie Cahill


255. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a social welfare payment for a person (details supplied) will be paid directly in to their bank account; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27385/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned made a claim for Jobseekers Benefit on 14 June 2019.

Jobseeker's Benefit and Jobseeker's Allowance are paid weekly in arrears in a post office by Electronic Information Transfer (EIT) where it must be collected in person. Payment is collected in cash, once the customer has provided their Public Services Card or Social Services Card. If using a Social Services Card, a customer will also require photographic ID.

The only exceptions are:

- where a person is employed casually

- a person over 62 years of age in receipt of either of the two payments noted above.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.