Woods, Michael J.

Tuesday, 22 May 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 398 No. 10

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Written Answers. - Social Welfare Payment Arrangements.

Was asked: if there are any circumstances whereby a spouse of a person who is eligible for family income supplement payments can make a claim for the family income supplement without the signature of her husband...More Button

Under current legislative provisions an application for family income supplement must be made by the claimant, i.e. the employed person, before payment of the supplement can be made. Where the claiman...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Office.

Was asked: if he will give consideration to opening a social welfare office in the village of Drumconrath, County Meath, to cover the needs of people who have to travel to Ardee and Kingscourt to sign on and col...More Button

At present there are some 98 people from the Drumconrath area who sign the unemployed register. Fifty one of these attend my Department's branch office in Ardee once a week to sign the unemployed reg...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Eligibility.

Was asked: if he will outline the position of persons in receipt of unemployment assistance who win relatively small amounts of money in the national lottery and the way in which this affects their entitlements;...More Button

Section 146 (1) (a) of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981, as amended, governs the assessment of property in calculating means for unemployment assistance purposes. Property for this purpos...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: when the occupational injury benefit appeal of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford which was submitted to his Department on 28 November 1989, will be determined.More Button

An injury benefit claim made by the person concerned was disallowed by a deciding officer on 9 November 1989 because inquiries by a social welfare officer had not established that an occupational acci...More Button

Was asked: if a person will be paid to a person (detail supplied) in County Leitrim.More Button

The person concerned was originally awarded an old age non-contributory pension in December 1983. Following a review of his means it was decided in September 1989 that he was no longer entitled to pen...More Button

Was asked: the reason persons (details supplied) in County Cavan have not been given a date for an oral hearing in relation to their claim for unemployment assistance; if he is aware that their appeal was receiv...More Button

Arising from contentions raised by the two persons concerned in connection with their appeals, it was necessary to refer their cases to the social welfare officer for further inquiries. These inquiri...More Button

Was asked: if he will arrange for the review of an appeal for unemployment assistance in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 who was signing on at North Cumberland Street Employment Exchange, Du...More Button

The unemployment assistance claim of the person concerned was disallowed by a deciding officer on the grounds that she was not available for employment from 16 May 1989. She appealed against the deci...More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in awarding a widow's contributory pension to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

The person concerned has been granted a contributory widow's pension with effect from 5 January 1990. A pension book containing orders from 25 May 1990 will be available for collection at the designa...More Button

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Cork will qualify for dental benefit.More Button

The regulations governing treatment benefits stipulate that any person who is qualified for benefit on reaching the statutory old age pension age remains entitled to dental, optical and aural benefits...More Button

Written Answers. - Access Facilities for Disabled Persons.

Was asked: if he will outline in respect of each State body to which he is statutorily responsible, the public buildings where easy access facilities such as ramps, lifts or otherwise of persons using wheelchair...More Button

The Combat Poverty Agency, located at 8 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2, does not have easy access facilities and it would be difficult to provide such facilities because of the nature of the building con...More Button

Written Answers. - National Lottery Funds.

Was asked: if he will give a complete list of all allocations made by him from national lottery funds since the inception of the national lottery to date in respect of projects in Dublin city and county.More Button

In each of the years 1988, 1989 and 1990 the Government allocated £750,000 to my Department from national lottery funds for once-off grants to projects being undertaken by voluntary organisations thro...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefit.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in reaching a decision on an application for unemployment assistance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

Following investigation, a deciding officer disallowed this claim on the grounds that, by failing to furnish details of her means, the applicant failed to show that her means did not exceed the statut...More Button

Written Answers. - Ronanstown Self-Development Group.

Was asked: whether he is in a position to provide financial support for the Ronanstown self-development group, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, where a sense of social isolation and deprivation is acutely felt among women...More Button

An application under the scheme of grants for locally based women's groups has been received from the organisation concerned. The application is at present being processed and as soon as a decision i...More Button

Written Answers. - Access Facilities for Disabled Persons.

I am conscious of the need to provide easy access for disabled persons to the Department's offices. The necessary facilities are available in all the Department's headquarters buildings where members...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Statistics.

Was asked: the percentage of the insured workforce who received disability benefit in each of the past ten years; and the way this compares with the 23 per cent figure for 1974.More Button

The numbers of recipients of disability benefit for each of the past ten years as a percentage of persons insured for disability benefit is shown in the table below. The figure of 23 per cent quoted b...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to a case (details supplied) whereby, because of the death of both parents, the grandparents have taken on the responsibility of rearing two grandchildren for which the...More Button

It is understood from the Eastern Health Board, which are responsible for administering the supplementary welfare allowances scheme in Dublin, that the contributory orphan's allowance in payment to th...More Button

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10 who has reached the age of 23 years is effectively disqualified from receiving dental treatment under her social insurance contributions when the s...More Button

An underlying principle of the social insurance scheme is that, to establish entitlement to benefit, persons must have been insurably employed and paid appropriate rates of PRSI for a certain length o...More Button

Was asked: the level of widowers pension payable to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

The person concerned is in receipt of a widower's (non-contributory) pension of £74.80. This is the maximum rate payable to a widower under 66 years with two dependent children. In addition, he rece...More Button


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