Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (174)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

174. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the living alone allowance will be considered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46941/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Living Alone Increase is an extra payment for people on certain social welfare payments who are living alone or mainly alone.  As the person concerned is in receipt of state pension (contributory), it is open to them to apply for this allowance.

An application form for the living alone increase has issued to the person concerned.  When the completed application is received by my Department, the person's eligibility for this allowance will be determined and they will be notified in writing of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.