Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (900)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

900. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a jobseeker's benefit application will be processed for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23749/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned made a Jobseekers application at the end of January 2019. A decision to refuse Jobseekers Benefit was made on 10th April 2019, and the person concerned was notified in writing including his right to appeal the decision.

Subsequently, Jobseekers Allowance payment (at a weekly rate of €203.00) was awarded on 25th April 2019.  In the interim period, the person concerned was in receipt of Supplementary Welfare Allowance from the Department’s Community Welfare Service for the days/weeks when he was unemployed.