Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Ceisteanna (111)

Olwyn Enright

Ceist:

167 Deputy Olwyn Enright asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the reason non-social welfare recipients are now precluded from receipt of a training allowance when attending a FÁS course regardless of whether or not they can afford to pay for child care; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that this is having the effect of preventing women from entering such courses; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7860/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Enterprise)

FÁS training allowances are aligned to a person's entitlement to supports for jobseeker's and Department of Social and Family Affairs rules. Consequently, where a trainee is entitled to a DSFA benefit at course commencement he/she will receive a FÁS training allowance for the duration of the training course. If a trainee is not entitled to a DSFA benefit at the commencement of the training course then he or she will not receive a training allowance.