Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (260)

Bernard Durkan


260. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a further basic payment or exceptional needs payment will be made in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49658/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned received an Exceptional Needs Payment of €250 on 18/11/2019 in order to meet a need to provide home heating.

The Community Welfare Officer met with the person concerned in relation to her situation and the person concerned outlined that she has made efforts to formalise a maintenance payment and protection order. 

According to the records of my Department no further application for an Exceptional Needs Payment (ENP) has been received from the person concerned.  An application form issued to the person concerned on 26/11/2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.