Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Ceisteanna (280)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

280. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a SWA by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14459/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The issue has arisen as a result of the manner in which earnings from employment were assessed in this case. In the SWA assessment, earnings are calculated on an yearly average and so the means were as stated. In view of the working arrangement that the person concerned has entered into with her employer and the reduction in the hours worked, as outlined by the Deputy, I would advise that she should re-engage with her CWO and have her means reassessed.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.