Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (633)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

633. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an affidavit is acceptable documentation advising on the separation of a couple in circumstance in which a couple is separated and documentation is requested from her Department. [27572/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Yes, an affidavit is acceptable documentation advising on the separation of a couple in circumstance in which a couple is separated.

For a person to qualify as a separated in order to qualify for the One Parent Family Payment s/he must have been living apart from his/her spouse/civil partner for at least 3 months.