Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (404)

Willie Penrose

Question:

404. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to ensure that an application for a contributory widower's pension by a person (details supplied) will be processed as quickly as possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50947/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned has been awarded a maximum rate widower's & surviving civil partner's contributory pension with effect from the 13th December 2019. In addition, the fuel allowance was awarded at the current weekly rate of €22.50

The person concerned has been notified of the decision. Payment will commence at their nominated Post Office from 13th December.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.