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Social Welfare Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Questions (445)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

445. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if an application for an exceptional needs payment to cover funeral expenses for their spouse will be reconsidered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29242/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

My officials have advised that the person concerned submitted an application for an Exceptional Needs Payment to assist with funeral expenses on 08/12/2020.  The application was assessed and refused on the basis that a need had not been established due to the disclosure of significant Credit Union savings.

A decision letter dated 10/12/2020 issued to the person concerned advising her of the outcome of her application and affording her the option of seeking a review of the designated officer’s decision.

My officials have advised that a request for a review has not been received from the person concerned.

I trust this clarifies the matter.

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