Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Ceisteanna (410, 411, 412, 413)

Noel Ahern

Ceist:

433 Deputy Noel Ahern asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will refer to casual welfare a claim in respect of a person (details supplied), who has been refused welfare payments as a result of their ‘payment slips’ allegedly going missing in the Department’s office; the reason these moneys have not been paid to date despite the fact that the person further submitted a second set of details relating to days worked and if money due will be awarded without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29256/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Family)

According to the records of the Department, the person concerned registered for jobseeker's benefit on 23 February 2010. He was requested to bring in documents within 7 days of this date. The local office has no record of any documents being submitted by the person concerned and on 19 March 2010 his claim was closed.

The office has been in touch with the person concerned and he is to bring in the missing documents to enable his claim to be progressed.

Beverley Flynn

Ceist:

434 Deputy Beverley Flynn asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder currently in receipt of domiciliary care allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29266/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Since the 1st April 2009 this Department has been administering the Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) for new applicants and from September 2009 for existing claimants. This follows the transfer of the scheme from the Health Service Executive on foot of a Government decision to reallocate certain functions between Departments and Agencies as part of the health service reform programme.

In the period 1st April 2009 to 30th June 2010 a total of 154 claims have been awarded where the child has a medical condition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition, there are a further 1016 claims with ADHD recorded as the medical condition of the child that were awarded by the HSE prior to April 2009 and that remain in payment at present.

Beverley Flynn

Ceist:

435 Deputy Beverley Flynn asked the Minister for Social Protection If any children diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are currently in receipt of domiciliary care allowance; and the number of same. [29267/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Since the 1st April 2009 this Department has been administering the Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) for new applicants and from September 2009 for existing claimants. This follows the transfer of the scheme from the Health Service Executive on foot of a Government decision to reallocate certain functions between Departments and Agencies as part of the health service reform programme.

In the period 1st April 2009 to 30th June 2010 a total of 11 claims have been awarded were the child has a medical condition of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In addition, there are a further 40 claims with juvenile idiopathic arthritis recorded as the medical condition of the child that were awarded by the HSE prior to April 2009 and that remain in payment at present.

Jack Wall

Ceist:

436 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for rent allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29302/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has advised that there is no record of an application for rent supplement from the person concerned. If the person concerned wishes to make an application for rent supplement then she should contact the Community Welfare Officer at her local health centre.