The person concerned made an application for a Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment on 5 September, 2019.
Insufficient information was provided by the person concerned and this, together with a change in address and telephone number, has led to a delay in processing their claim. The claim is currently assigned to a Social Welfare Inspector for investigation. Additional information has been requested by the Inspector and, when it is received, the Inspector will be in a position to finalise their report and submit it to a Deciding Officer for decision.
While awaiting a decision on their claim, the person concerned has received financial assistance from my Department in the form of Exceptional Needs Payments under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance scheme.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.