Thursday, 25 January 2018

Ceisteanna (221)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

221. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when child benifit and child dependant allowance will be restored in respect of their second child in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3920/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned was in receipt of child benefit for 2 children until October 2017. Child benefit ceased for her older child from November 2017 as the child had reached his 18th birthday and this benefit is not payable to a child over age 18.

In relation to child dependent allowance, the person concerned was in receipt of full rate child dependant allowance on her disability allowance claim in respect of her son until his 18th birthday. This payment ceased on 31 October 2017. The Department has not received any request to have this allowance reviewed or confirmation of the child’s attendance in full time education. It is open to the person concerned to provide this information and have her entitlement reviewed.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.