Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (242)

Willie O'Dea


242. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive arrears due to them; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38134/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

This gentleman was in receipt of another social welfare payment at the same payment rate as disability allowance (DA), during the period 2 May 2018 to 9 July 2019.  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. A letter issued to the person concerned on 16 September 2019 informing him of the decision on his arrears of DA.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.