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Social Welfare Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (436)

John McGuinness

Question:

436. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection if a maximum guardianship payment will be reinstated for a person (details supplied); and if all arrears due will be expedited. [61402/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Guardian's payment is payable for a child between the ages of 18 and 22 if the child is attending a course of full time education.

Both of the children for whom the person concerned was receiving Guardian's Payment, are over age 18. In order to continue to receive payment, confirmation of attendance in full time education must be provided. Forms issued to the person concerned in early September, to be completed and stamped by the relevant school/college, confirming attendance. As no response was received, the forms were re-issued on 24/11/2021. To date the completed forms have not been received.

As soon as the completed and stamped forms are received, payment will be reinstated and any arrears due will be issued.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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