Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (337)

Seán Sherlock


337. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive the fuel allowance. [40212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Free fuel (FF) allowance is a means tested payment, payable to people who either live alone or only with certain other qualified people. This gentleman was awarded FF with effect from 3 April 2019 and he continues to qualify for this allowance. On 6 April 2019 a letter issued informing him of this.  

This gentleman's first payment was made by his chosen payment method on 16 April 2019. FF allowance is paid during the winter months only. The first payment for this FF season issued to the person concerned on 2 October 2019.

 I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.