Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (234)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

234. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a concession will be made for a person (details supplied) to continue their community employment scheme onto the service support scheme until retirement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18282/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned commenced a placement on the community employment scheme (CE) on 14/5/12 and will complete the overall lifetime limit of 6 years on 4/5/18. This is the maximum participation period allowable per current CE scheme guidelines for a person of his circumstances. As the person concerned will not reach 62 years of age until 19/9/18, he does not meet the eligibility criteria to participate in the service support stream option at this time. In order to requalify for further participation in the CE scheme, the person concerned must be on the live register for one year following completion of his current CE placement. It is then open to the person concerned to submit a further application for CE participation under the service support stream.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.