Thursday, 8 October 2020

Questions (215)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

215. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the correct level of payment including the jobseeker’s allowance, Covid-19 related support payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29546/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance at the weekly rate of €246.70 which is the correct payment for a person of her circumstances.

The spouse of the person concerned is in receipt of Illness Benefit at the full personal weekly rate of €203. The person concerned therefore receives the difference between the appropriate family rate of €449.70 and €203 personal rate to which her partner is entitled, giving her a weekly Jobseeker’s Allowance entitlement of the balance of €246.70

It is open to the person concerned to contact her Intreo Centre by phone at 045 491500 or email at Newbridge@welfare.ie if she has any queries regarding her entitlement.

I trust this clarifies the matter.