Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (99)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

103 Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a PPSN has not been issued by Newbridge social welfare office, Kildare, to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if the matter will be reviewed as the person is in poor health following a traffic accident in 2011. [23307/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Social Protection)

The process for allocating a Personal Public Service (PPS) number normally involves an application in person at one of my Department's PPS Number allocation centres. Where a person cannot attend, an application may be made in writing with appropriate proof of identity to the Department's Client Identity Services Division, Shannon Lodge, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. The necessary details can be obtained on the Department's website (www.welfare.ie) or by phone at 1890 927999.

In respect of the particular case raised by the Deputy I have made enquiries and my Department has no record of any application for a PPS number on behalf of this person.