Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1185)

Frank Feighan

Question:

1185. Deputy Frankie Feighan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can claim arrears for the household benefits package in view of the fact they forgot to apply for same in 2018, 2019 and 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4806/20]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for the Household Benefits Package was received from the person concerned on 6 September 2016. A cash Electricity Allowance and Free TV Licence were awarded with effect from the applicant's 70th birthday, the 15 August 2016, the earliest date of qualification. This allowance continues to be paid to the person's nominated bank account on the first Tuesday of each month at a rate of €1.15 a day. Therefore, no issue of outstanding arrears arises.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.