Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Tuesday, 9 May 1978

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 306 No. 4

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Mr. O'Keeffe: Information on Jim O'Keeffe  Zoom on Jim O'Keeffe  asked the Minister for Social Welfare why a person (details supplied) in County Cork has not been paid unemployment benefit to date, having lost his employment on 31 January 1978.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Haughey): Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Due to difficulties in communicating with the local offices of my Department which are handling the case, it has not been possible in the time available to obtain the information requested. As soon as the information has been obtained I will write to the Deputy.

210.

Mr. Connolly: Information on Gerard C. Connolly  Zoom on Gerard C. Connolly  asked the Minister for Social Welfare why a widow's contributory pension has not been paid to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Haughey): Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  A claim for widow's contributory pension made by the person concerned on the 20 March 1978 was disallowed on the ground that the contribution conditions for entitlement were not satisfied on either her own or her late husband's insurance record.

211.

Mr. Meaney: Information on Thomas J. V. Meaney  Zoom on Thomas J. V. Meaney  asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will arrange to have a non-contributory pension paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Haughey): Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  A non-contributory old age pension at the maximum rate, with effect from 22 March 1977, has been awarded to the person concerned by the decision of an appeals officer. The pension order book and arrears of pension were issued on 5 May 1978.


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