Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (592)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

592. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the options available to a person (details supplied); when they will be entitled to a payment in their own right; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27352/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

According to the records of my Department, the person concerned was awarded a Jobseeker's Benefit (JB) claim on 07/10/2019.  Entitlement to JB ended on 02/09/2020 when the person concerned reached 234 days of payment thereby exhausting her entitlement.

The person concerned applied for a Jobseeker's Allowance and a Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment on 03/09/2020 and 22/09/2020 respectively, both of these claims are currently pending.  The figure referred to by the Deputy is not relevant as the claim has not yet been decided.   

Following information provided on the SWA application, an officer of my Department contacted the person concerned to request additional documentation.  When the necessary documentation is received a means assessment will be undertaken and a decision made on the claims.  The person concerned will then be advised of the outcome. 

I trust this clarifies the matter.