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Community Employment Schemes Administration

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 8 March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Ceisteanna (172)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

172. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Social Protection if there are exemptions for persons employed on community employment schemes to remain on these schemes after their term has ended. [12261/17]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Community Employment (CE) is available to participants up to state pension age who meet the current eligibility criteria.

The pattern of participation on CE is dependent on the individual circumstance of each person and the length of time she has been in receipt of a CE-qualifying social welfare payment.

The participation limits that have been set allow for the utilisation of places among qualifying persons, to ensure the benefit of CE is available to the widest possible number of jobseekers. Any CE participant with a query regarding their participation duration can contact their local Intreo Office for further information.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 173 withdrawn.
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