Woods, Michael J.

Tuesday, 13 May 1980

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 320 No. 9

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Written Answers - Nurses' Dispute.

The Deputy will be aware that the Labour Court investigated this dispute and issued their findings on 11 May 1980. These are being considered by the staff organisations concerned and are being put to ...More Button

Written Answers - Purchase of Cough Mixtures.

I am aware of reports regarding the abuse of cough mixtures. I have no specific information available to me which demonstrates that this form of abuse is on the increase but I am keeping the position...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

On 12 March 1980 the insured person concerned wrote to my Department alleging that his employer had not paid social insurance contributions in respect of him for periods in 1978 and 1979 when he was i...More Button

The person concerned has been claiming disability benefit since 25 February 1980. He is not, however, entitled to payment as he has not the required minimum of 26 paid or credited contributions in 19...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 5 November to 10 November 1979, after which date he was certified as fit to resume work. He again claimed benefit from 3 March to 31 March 1980 th...More Button

The first person referred to by the Deputy is being paid disability benefit at 70p per week less than the maximum as, according to her insurance record, she had only 43 contributions paid and credited...More Button

The person concerned was in receipt of a widow's contributory pension from the date of her husband's death in January 1944 to December 1974 when she attained pension age of 68 years, which was the app...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 14 January 1980. Payment of benefit could not be authorised as no contributions had been paid on her behalf since 1974-75. Following inquiries by m...More Button

The person in question has been granted a free electricity allowance from the April-May 1980 billing period which is the appropriate billing period under the scheme in his case.More Button

The person concerned made a claim for a widow's pension on 31 March 1980. Following an investigation of her claim, she was awarded a widow's non-contributory pension at a reduced rate, with effect fr...More Button

As I have already intimated in the reply to a question on 23 April 1980 it was not possible, because of the short interval between the date of this year's budget and the dates from which the increases...More Button

The person concerned had been in receipt of a widow's non-contriburory pension at the maximum rate appropriate to a widow with no dependent children from 12 February 1976. In February 1979 she took up...More Button

The person concerned has been claiming disability benefit since 5 August 1977. As she has less than 156 contributions paid since her entry into insurance on 22 December 1962 her title to benefit is l...More Button

The person concerned satisfies the contribution and medical requirements for transfer to invalidity pension. An application form on which to apply for the pension has been forwarded to him and on comp...More Button

The delay in making payment in this case was due to the fact that certain inquiries had to be made concerning the person's employment record. These inquiries have now been completed and arrangements ...More Button

Unemployment benefit was not paid in this case as a deciding officer has held that the person concerned was not entitled to benefit on the ground that she was not available for work. She has appealed...More Button

The person concerned was paid disability benefit by my Department from 30 November 1979 to 19 March 1980. Payment was disallowed after that date following examination by a medical referee who express...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 19 February 1980. His claim was not admitted as contributions in respect of 1978, on which his entitlement to benefit depended, had not been cred...More Button

The person concerned has been in receipt of disability benefit since 5 December 1979 at the rate appropriate to a married man with four qualified children. All payments have been issued promptly on r...More Button

The person concerned applied for an old age contributory pension in 1977 but her claim was refused on the ground that she did not satisfy the average test requiring a minimum of 20 contributions per y...More Button

The reason unemployment assistance has not been paid in this case is that a deciding officer has held that the person concerned is not entitled to unemployment assistance because she is not available ...More Button

According to the Department's records the person concerned is at present in receipt of children's allowance in respect of her first child. She claimed an allowance in respect of her second child on 2...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 27 October 1979 but due to confusion of her insurance number with that of another benefit claimant payment was not authorised until recently. Cheq...More Button

According to the records of my Department the person concerned was born on 24 December 1914 and on that basis would attain pension age of 66 on 24 December 1980. He was in receipt of disability benef...More Button

The person concerned attained pension age on 4 March 1979. As the postal dispute was in progress at that time and as she had been in receipt of disability benefit it was assumed that payment of benef...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 28 February 1980 to 13 March 1980, the date of the last medical certificate received. On the claim form and medical certificates submitted in conn...More Button

The person concerned was in receipt of a widow's contributory pension at the maximum rate applicable to a person with two qualified children prior to 6 July 1978 when her son, who was then over 18 yea...More Button

The person concerned was paid disability benefit and pay-related benefit in respect of the period from 10 March 1980 to 3 May 1980, after which date he was certified by his doctor as fit to resume wor...More Button

The claim to old age non-contributory pension was disallowed in this case by the local Old Age Pension Committee on the grounds the claimant's means exceeded the statutory limit for entitlement. She ...More Button

According to the Department's records the person concerned is at present in receipt of a children's allowance in respect of five children. However, the allowance in respect of her eldest child ceased...More Button

Payment of disability benefit for the period 28 April 1980 to 2 May 1980 was included in cheques which issued to the person concerned on 5 and 9 May 1980.More Button

The person concerned claimed children's allowance on 7 December 1978 in respect of her daughter born on the 9 August 1978 and was awarded an allowance as from January 1979. This was the earliest date ...More Button

The person concerned was awarded retirement pension with effect from July 1975 and his pension order book and renewal pension books were issued to the designated post office at the appropriate times s...More Button

Old age non-contributory pension has not been paid to the person concerned as her means exceed the statutory limit for entitlement.More Button

The relevant regulations provide that a person who is in receipt of disability benefit may be transferred to invalidity pension if he/she is permanently incapable of work. A person is regarded as per...More Button

The person concerned is at present claiming disability benefit from my Department. All disability benefit due, including the amounts for the periods referred to by the Deputy, has been issued to him u...More Button

The person concerned has been in receipt of a reduced personal rate of contributory old age pension appropriate to a person whose yearly average of contributions paid or credited is 33 contributions. ...More Button

The person concerned was paid disability benefit and pay-related benefit from 7 January to 5 April 1980. He was paid disability benefit only from 7 April 1980 to 22 April 1980 the date of the latest ...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 10 March to 27 March 1980, the date of the latest medical certificate received. On the medical certificates and claim forms submitted in connectio...More Button

The person concerned has been paid disability benefit and pay-related benefit from 13 March 1980 to 2 May 1980, the date of the latest medical certificate received. A delay in payment occurred in res...More Button


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