Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (262)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

262. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) receives a reduced payment in respect of disability allowance and jobseeker's allowance; if this case will be examined to ensure that the person receives the maximum entitlement for a single person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51337/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I can confirm that the person concerned is in receipt of disability allowance (DA) at the maximum personal rate payable for a single person. If the gentleman’s circumstances have changed and he wishes to have his claim reviewed, he may apply in writing to the disability allowance section, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ballinalee Road, Longford.

DA and jobseekers allowance (JA) cannot be paid simultaneously.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.