Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (511)

Éamon Ó Cuív


511. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when arrears will issue to a person (details supplied) in respect of a social welfare payment; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38406/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The gentleman referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 5 April 2018. Payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 3 October 2019. He was notified of this decision on 19 September 2019.

The gentleman has applied for an increase for a qualified children on his claim and a request for information in relation to this increase was sent to him on 19 September 2019. On receipt of the requested information any arrears due from 5 April 2018 to 2 October 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue as soon as possible.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.