Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (255)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

255. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the full rate of disability allowance is being paid in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6198/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

When a person is in receipt of disability allowance (DA) and their child is in full-time education, an increase for qualified child (IQC) will be paid up to 22 years of age or up to the end of the academic year in which he or she reaches 22.

The person concerned was requested to submit confirmation of participation in full-time education in respect of both of her children on 25 May 2018 and 3 October 2018. To date, this has not been received in the Department. On receipt of this information a decision will be made in respect of their entitlement to IQC.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.