Woods, Michael J.

Tuesday, 31 May 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 443 No. 4

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Written Answers. - Telephone Rental Allowance.

Was asked: if he will extend the free telephone rental allowance to old age pensioners who have retired from local authority staff positions and who are currently disqualified because they are not in receipt of ...More Button

The free telephone rental allowance administered by my Department is available only to people who are in receipt of certain welfare type payments and who are either living alone or only with children ...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Statistics.

Was asked: the total number of persons and the percentage they represent of the population in receipt of unemployment benefit, unemployment assistance, supplementary welfare allowance, disability benefit, invali...More Button

Statistics in relation to social welfare recipients are not available in a way that would provide the information the Deputy has requested in relation to Inchicore. Statistics on social welfare recip...More Button

Written Answers. - SWA Scheme.

Was asked: if he will amend the rules governing supplementary welfare so that persons who are at work, either part-time or on low wages, can qualify for rent supplements and other assistance under the supplement...More Button

Under the legislation governing the supplementary welfare allowance (SWA) Scheme, people in full-time employment are excluded, in all but exceptional circumstances, from receipt of an allowance. Peop...More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Trip Abroad.

Was asked: if he will give the purpose and venue of the recent visit to Greece by the Minister of State at his Department; the duration of the visit; the details of persons who travelled with the Minister; and t...More Button

The Minister of State at the Department of Social Welfare, Deputy Joan Burton, was formally invited to attend an international conference on equal opportunities between men and women which was held un...More Button

Written Answers. - Cross-Border Travel for Pensioners.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons in receipt of old age pension in County Donegal, particularly in Inishowen and East Donegal, who are holders of free travel passes cannot avail...More Button

Under my Department's free travel scheme, a pass holder who wishes to travel from Dublin to Inishowen or Inishowen to Dublin via Derry on the Derry/Dublin bus service, can travel free of charge for th...More Button


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