Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (238)

Jackie Cahill


238. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a case (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4738/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The individual concerned is currently employed on a Community Employment scheme and the Deputy’s question is in relation to an extension of the individual’s participation on the scheme.

In this case, the standard period of participation for the individual in question is for a period of 52 weeks. However, as the Deputy will be aware, there is provision to extend an individual’s participation if they are engaged in a recognised training or education award which supports progression into full-time sustainable employment.

Following a review of the current and future training plans for the individual concerned, it has been decided that their participation can be extended for a further period of 52 weeks beyond their current finish date.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.