Desmond, Barry

Thursday, 23 June 1983

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 344 No. 1

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Written Answers. - Alzheimers Disease Sufferers.

Comprehensive statistics on the number of persons with Alzheimer's Disease are not available. The following are the numbers of persons with senile and pre-senile dementia in the stated age groups who...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Following a routine reinvestigation of the means of the person concerned to take account of an increase in his occupational pension, it was decided by the local pension committee that he is entitled t...More Button

The person concerned claimed unemployment benefit on 16 May 1983. Inquiries were necessary in relation to her availability for employment and her case is being submitted for a decision as to whether...More Button

The person concerned claimed unemployment benefit on 13 January 1983. Following the completion of inquiries, unemployment benefit has been authorised at the appropriate maximum weekly rate in her cas...More Button

The person concerned claimed unemployment benefit during the periods from 29 July 1980 to 30 August 1980 and from 27 October 1980 to 10 March 1981. As there was no record of his insurance contributio...More Button

There is no record of an application from the person referred to by the Deputy. However, an application for a qualification certificate from a person with the same surname and address was refused on ...More Button

The person concerned has been paid all disability benefit due from 9 June 1983, first day of incapacity to 17 June 1983, after which date he was discharged from hospital. Further payments will issue ...More Button

The person concerned has been paid all disability and pay-related benefit due to 9 June 1983, date of latest medical certificate received. Further payments will issue on receipt of continuing medical...More Button

An allowance book covering payment for the period in question was issued to the person concerned on 14 June 1983.More Button

An application form for free telephone rental allowance has been issued to the person concerned and on receipt of the completed application in the Department his entitlement to the allowance will be c...More Button

A claim for a grant on the death of her father was received from the person concerned on 27 April 1983. The maximum grant of £100 is payable. According to the particulars furnished on the claim form ...More Button

A married woman who retires voluntarily from employment to look after her family would not normally be entitled to social welfare benefit. She could, however, retain entitlement to certain benefits —...More Button

The person concerned claimed unemployment assistance on 22 April 1982 and following the completion of inquiries his claim was disallowed on the grounds that his means exceeded the statutory limit. Me...More Button

The person concerned was disallowed payment of disability benefit from 1 June 1983 following examination by a medical referee who expressed the opinion that he was capable of work. The claimant has ap...More Button

The person concerned appealed against the disallowance of his unemployment assistance claim which was disallowed on the grounds that his means derived from self-employment as a carpet layer exceeded t...More Button

A review of the entitlement of the person concerned revealed that her means, consisting of half her husband's occupational pension and capital, had increased. Her pension was reduced to £26.45 a wee...More Button

The claim of the person concerned to unemployment benefit on 16 February 1983 was authorised at the maximum weekly rate in his case of £31.65. All arrears due to date have been paid. The information t...More Button

The person concerned has been awarded a contributory old age pension with effect from 8 July 1983 at the weekly rate of £78.10. This is the rate payable to a married man with a wife aged over 66 year...More Button

The person concerned was paid disability benefit from 3 March 1983 to 10 May 1983. Payment was disallowed after that date following examination by a medical referee who expressed the opinion that he ...More Button

The person concerned claimed injury benefit in respect of an incapacity resulting from an accident at work on 11 February 1983. Pending the completion of investigations resulting from the accident, he...More Button

The person concerned was assessed with means of £19.00 weekly, derived from the value of board and lodging in her parents' home. She is, accordingly, in receipt of unemployment assistance £6.45 weekl...More Button

In order to qualify for unemployment assistance at the full rate a person must be assessed with nil means. The person concerned was in receipt of unemployment assistance of £15.70 a week from 25 Jan...More Button

The person concerned claimed maternity benefit under the scheme for women in employment. To qualify for payment under this scheme a woman needs at least (a) 26 contributions paid since entry into in...More Button

The claim of the person concerned to unemployment benefit on 18 January 1983 was disallowed on the grounds that she did not satisfy the condition of having at least 26 reckonable contributions in the ...More Button

There is no trace in the records of the Department of a claim of any sort having been received from the person concerned. He has been written to and requested to furnish details of his claim. The ma...More Button

The person concerned claimed unemployment benefit on 10 June 1983. His claim was disallowed on the grounds that he had less than 26 contributions during the contribution period governing his entitlem...More Button

The unemployment assistance claim of the person concerned was suspended from 27 April 1983, when it came to light that he was attending school on 3 days a week and, accordingly, did not satisfy the co...More Button

The entitlement of the person concerned to unemployment assistance cannot be determined until his means have been assessed. He has been interviewed in that regard but the social welfare officer is aw...More Button

The person concerned was assessed with means of £17.90 weekly derived from the value of board and lodgings in her parent's home. She is, accordingly, in receipt of unemployment assistance at 8.35 wee...More Button

The person concerned was awarded a prisoner's wife's allowance for the period from 16 December 1982 to 2 March 1983 by a decision dated 14 March 1983 but, before payment could be made, it was necessa...More Button

The person concerned claimed disability benefit from 3 March 1983 but submitted a number of medical certificates which had no RSI numbers inserted thereon. The certificates were returned to the claim...More Button

A claim to invalidity pension has not been received from the person concerned. A form on which to claim pension has, therefore, been forwarded to him and on its return, duly completed, the claim will ...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Payments Investigation.

Following the receipt of complaints that a number of persons engaged in the felling of timber in forests in County Wicklow were also in receipt of unemployment assistance or benefit, officers of my De...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Inquiries were necessary to establish whether the person concerned had sufficient contributions to qualify for unemployment benefit. These have now been completed and his claim has been authorised at...More Button

The purpose of the assessment of the means of an applicant for unemployment assistance is to determine what his means will be during the succeeding 12 months. Under the legislation the income actuall...More Button


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