Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (206)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

206. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when child benefit and-or one parent family allowance is payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17160/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned submitted a child benefit (CB) application on the 25th of January 2019.  As she indicated on her application form that she had not entered employment since her arrival in Ireland her claim was disallowed as she did not meet the Habitual Residence Condition.

The person has since provided information to her local Intreo Centre - in relation to a One Parent Family (OFP) claim - to say that she had entered employment in Ireland since her arrival in November 2018.

A decision was made to award OFP based on the information from the statement that she had entered employment in Ireland following her arrival in the State in November 2018.  However, subsequent enquiries have indicated that no employment is registered on Departmental records. In light of this, the decisions that the habitual residence condition was satisfied and to award OFP are being reviewed and the result of the review will be communicated to the person concerned and the Deputy in due course.

Her CB application is currently under review and correspondence issued to her on 9 April seeking clarification in relation to her stated employment.  Once this information is received a decision will be made and also communicated to the person concerned.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.