Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1881)

Bernard Durkan


1881. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for jobseeker's allowance will be accepted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36593/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance and has made an application for Back To Education Allowance (BTEA). The BTEA application was refused by a Deciding Officer on 3rd September 2019 as the person concerned is under 21 years of age, not 3 months in receipt of a qualifying payment and already holds a level 5 qualification. This was communicated to the person concerned by letter which issued on the 3rd September 2019.

I trust this clarifies matters for the Deputy.