Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Questions (242)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

242. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the fuel allowance can be paid on a discretionary basis to people participating in community employment schemes and of limited income despite not being on a qualifying payment prior to engaging with community employment. [40097/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Following recent changes to the eligibility criteria, it is now open to participants on Community Employment schemes to apply for a Fuel Allowance.  If the Deputy would like to forward the details of a particular case(s) he is referring to I will have them examined.

I trust this clarifies the position.