Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (90)

James Bannon


93 Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the decision on pension arrears in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23232/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Social Protection)

Where a student reaches age 22 during an academic year, the increase for a qualified child is continued in payment for the duration of that academic year, provided s/he remains in full-time education.

The child concerned reached 22 on 15 September 2011, however the academic year did not start until 19 September 2011 as confirmed by letter of 23 April 2012 from Dublin City University. As the child was 22 before the academic year commenced, the person concerned is not entitled to payment of an increase for the child.