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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Community Welfare Services

Jennifer Whitmore

300. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Social Protection when her Department will complete the review of the operation of the exceptional and urgent needs’ payments by community welfare officers; if this review will include staffing requirements for INTREO offices; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46852/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Community Employment Schemes

Peter Burke

301. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to address the pay-scales and current pay rates of the community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46864/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Fuel Poverty

Denise Mitchell

302. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Social Protection if her Department will review the status of a fuel allowance application by a person (details supplied). [46868/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Social Welfare Appeals

Claire Kerrane

303. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 362 of 14 September 2022, if she will advise on the matter considering that her attention has been drawn to the fact that clarification was not sought from her Department regarding the situation referenced (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46870/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Eoin Ó Broin

304. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Social Protection if Covid-19 is an occupational illness under the occupational injuries' benefits scheme; and if not, if her Department intends to add Covid-19 to the occupational injuries list as the case in many other European states. [46876/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Michael Creed

305. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of a qualified adult dependent allowance for a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46898/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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State Pensions

Michael Creed

306. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the means test for State pension (non-contributory) as it applies to money on deposit; if she will specifically clarify the position regarding money on deposit held jointly, where one of the account holders is in receipt of a State pension (contributory) and his spouse is contemplating an application for a State pension (non-contributory); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46899/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Disability Services

Colm Burke

307. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Social Protection if sufficient funding will be provided to an organisation (details supplied) to continue the ability programme in 2023; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46900/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Widow's Pension

Richard Boyd Barrett

308. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Social Protection the rationale for a working person in receipt of a widow's pension being unable to claim illness benefit if they fall ill; if there are any other benefits available to a person in this position; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46901/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Social Welfare Benefits

Niamh Smyth

309. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Social Protection the steps that her Department is taking to assist those with food allergies regarding the cost of their food; if a food allergy assistance payment is being reviewed by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46906/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Social Welfare Payments

Duncan Smith

310. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Social Protection if a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) will be processed and paid from the period of application to their passing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46907/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Social Welfare Payments

Paul McAuliffe

311. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for domiciliary care allowance. [46919/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Parental Leave

James Lawless

312. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46937/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Social Welfare Schemes

Catherine Connolly

313. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to extend access to a free travel pass to persons with epilepsy, or other medical conditions, who temporarily lose their driving licences as a result of their condition, to cover the period in which they are not permitted to drive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46939/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Catherine Connolly

314. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection the analysis that her Department has carried out into decoupling the free travel scheme from other social welfare payments, as per recommendation 9.1.1 of the November 2018 report of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport entitled Accessibility of Public Transport for People with Disabilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46940/22]

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Public Transport

Catherine Connolly

315. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of any reviews carried out or commissioned by her Department into the free travel scheme to assess whether the scheme is adequately addressing the needs of persons with long -term health conditions or disabilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46941/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Departmental Funding

Cian O'Callaghan

316. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 385 and 398 of 14 September 2022, if funding is available for this programme in 2023 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46986/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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State Pensions

Duncan Smith

317. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide a statement of contributions regarding the eligibility of a person (details supplied) for the State pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47002/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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State Pensions

Paul Murphy

318. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will ensure that all of those in receipt of the State pension receive the same increase in Budget 2023, guaranteeing that there are no penalties for those who took time out of their working life for caring responsibilities; and if she will confirm that this will be the case for a person (details supplied). [47003/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Community Employment Schemes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

319. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an update on the community employment scheme; the number of persons currently availing of the scheme; her plans, if any, to increase the payment for those availing of the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47025/22]

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