Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (757)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

757. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for an increase to an adult dependant allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); when the application will be concluded; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29259/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The increase for a qualified adult, payable with the state pension (contributory), is a means-tested payment, based on the means of the qualified adult, solely or jointly held.  An increase has been awarded to the person concerned with effect from 7 March 2019, at the maximum weekly rate for a qualified adult under 66 with nil assessable means.  

Written notification of this decision issued to both the person concerned and their qualified adult on 2 July 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.