Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (610)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

610. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if moneys owed to a person (details supplied) will be investigated in view of the fact that there are no assets to be distributed from the estate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5088/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The solicitor for the person named above has returned an Inland Revenue Affidavit (IRA) which includes an estate to be finalised.

The Department is obliged to recoup any debt owing to it and the method of recovery, and negotiations regarding the amount recoverable, are dealt with under the Department’s code of practice.

The Department is currently investigating the circumstances around the debt owed in this case and will contact the next of kin when this investigation is complete.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.