Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (613)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

613. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if arrears in relation to an application by a person (details supplied) will be awarded and expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36965/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

This lady was in receipt of another social welfare payment.  Consequently, the amount of social welfare already paid required calculation and was deducted from any arrears due. 

This process was completed by my Department as quickly as possible.  Disability allowance arrears issued to the person in question on 7 September 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.