Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2716)

Bernard Durkan


2716. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the basis on which an overpayment resulting in repayment occurred in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32744/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is receiving a weekly Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment (BASI) for their family. As a qualifying condition of receiving BASI, the person concerned must satisfy a means test. Most Social Welfare payments are assessed as means. This includes the half-rate Carers Allowance payment the spouse of the person concerned is receiving.

This amount has been deducted from the person concerned’s weekly payment from 4 July 2019. The reasons for the overpayment will be communicated to the person concerned in writing within the next 10 working days.

I trust this clarifies matters for the Deputy.