Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (526)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

526. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of a fuel allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7392/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Free fuel (FF) allowance is a means-tested payment, payable to people who either live alone or only with certain other qualified people. The application from the person concerned for FF allowance was reviewed and he has been awarded the lump sum FF payment with effect from 6 January 2021. A letter issued informing him of this on 5 February 2021.

This gentleman's first lump sum FF payment will be made by his chosen payment method on 10 February 2021. FF allowance is paid during the winter months only.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.