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Social Welfare Appeals.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 16 December 2008

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

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Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

377 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if a review of the decision regarding retrospective payment of jobseeker’s allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46226/08]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Family)

The person concerned made the claim on 13 February 2008 and sought to have his claim backdated to 24 December 2007. The Deciding Officer was of the opinion that Mr Flynn had not shown good cause for not claiming on time and awarded payment from date of claim. Mr Flynn appealed this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office and his appeal was allowed on 21 July 2008. A review of this Appeals Officer decision was sought from the Chief Appeals Officer who decided that Mr Flynn did not show good cause for the backdating of his claim to 24 December 2007.

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