Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ceisteanna (208)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

208. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) is being refused the documents they need to certify that they are a jobseeker in Ireland in view of the fact that if they wish to leave and return home they will require such documented certification. [29288/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The person concerned made an application for jobseekers allowance in the Kilbarrack Intreo Centre in April 2017. This application was refused on the basis that he was not habitually resident in the State. The applicant was informed of this decision in writing and afforded the right of appeal, which he declined.

If a person is unemployed and does not qualify for an unemployment payment, they can sign-on for credits at their local Intreo Centre. A person will get a credit for each full week of proven unemployment.

The person concerned subsequently moved to Leitrim and visited the Carrick-on-Shannon Intreo office in May 2017 where he made a claim for credited contributions. The Carrick-on-Shannon Intreo Centre has advised that they wrote to the person concerned on Wednesday 21st June, outlining that his claim for job seekers credits has been awarded.

If there is any further clarification the person concerned requires he should be encouraged to contact Carrick-on-Shannon Intreo office.

I trust that this clarifies the matter.