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Social Insurance

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 28 September 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Ceist:

162. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Social Protection the investigation being carried out by the scope section of his Department into a company (details supplied) against which a complaint has been made; when a decision can be expected in this investigation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27719/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The role of Scope section in the Department of Social Protection is to make statutory decisions on insurability of employment under the Social Welfare Act. Employers, employees and the self-employed may apply to Scope section for an investigation of an employment status and a determination of the correct class of PRSI. Scope decisions are based on all available evidence, including a report from a social welfare inspector where appropriate, and the case law from previous court judgements.

A number of applications for Scope decisions have been received from employees of the company referred to by the Deputy. These cases are under active investigation and decisions will issue as soon as possible.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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