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Social Welfare Benefits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 2 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Ceisteanna (124, 125, 126)

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

124 Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will support the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45693/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Family)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has advised that the person concerned has made an application for mortgage interest supplement but no decision has been made on the application. The HSE will contact the person concerned when a decision has been made.

Joe Behan

Ceist:

125 Deputy Joe Behan asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will support the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45724/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Following a review of her carer's allowance claim it was decided that the person concerned was not entitled to payment as she was no longer providing full-time care. She was notified of the decision on 31st August 2010 and she has lodged an appeal against the decision. The person concerned applied for one parent family payment from 30th September 2010. Her file has been referred to an Inspector for an assessment of her current circumstances. The person concerned was paid supplementary welfare allowance from 10th September 2010 to 14th October 2010 when her payment was suspended. She requested a review of the decision to suspend her payment and this review is currently being carried out by the Health Service Executive.

Michael Creed

Ceist:

126 Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason he is not processing applications regarding the payment of arrears on State contributory pension where entitlement has been established by virtue of farm partnership and the reconciliation of PRSI contributions; the number of applications being delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45729/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

All State pension (contributory) claims received where entitlement has been established by virtue of farm partnership have been fully processed. All outstanding arrears have now issued for payment and will be received by the individuals concerned within the next week.

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