The person concerned received conflicting statements of amounts of benefits received from my Department and this is very much regretted. It was an unfortunate combination of genuine clerical error and an interaction between two different claims and payment systems currently in operation in my Department that resulted in this happening.
The Department will issue a fresh statement to the person concerned from the Intreo Centre in Tralee in the next couple of days and this will be the definitive position on the matter. Any inconvenience caused to the person concerned is sincerely regretted.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.