Ahern, Dermot

Thursday, 23 March 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 516 No. 5

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Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: if separated fathers are precluded from obtaining rent allowance related to their need to provide accom modation for their children where they have formally, or informally, joint custody of those chil...More Button

Under the supplementary welfare allowance – SWA – scheme, a weekly supplement may be paid in respect of rent to eligible people in receipt of social welfare or health board payments. Entitlement to a ...More Button

Was asked: if he will extend the back to education and third level allowance to students under the age of 21 who are in receipt of a one parent family allowance.More Button

The back to education allowance is a second chance educational opportunities scheme designed to encourage and facilitate unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities to improve their s...More Button

Written Answers. - Security of the Elderly.

Was asked: the concessions, if any, available towards the maintenance charge on alarm systems for pensioners living alone; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has, since 1996, operated the scheme of community support for older people, the purpose of which is to provide funding for initiatives to improve the security and social support of vulne...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Appeals.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for an oral hearing to finalise his appeal.More Button

The person concerned was in receipt of unemployment assistance at the weekly rate of £131.30 based on a means assessment of £25.28 per week, derived from income from farming. In the context of an appl...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: if he will address the anomaly for means testing of REP scheme payments whereby those in receipt of unemployment assistance or unemployment benefit and farm assist can disregard the first £2,000 REP s...More Button

When the disregard of income arising under the rural environment protection scheme – REPS – was originally introduced in 1996, it was confined to those social assistance schemes which were considered ...More Button

Written Answers. - Summer Jobs Scheme.

Was asked: his views on whether potential sponsors of the student summer jobs scheme might feel that they are breaking the law by employing students at a rate below the recommended minimum wage; the plans, if an...More Button

The students summer jobs scheme will operate this year from 1 June to 30 September during which time approved students will be allowed undertake 200 hours work at £3 per hour, giving a possible total ...More Button

Written Answers. - Cycling Promotion.

Was asked: the steps, if any, his Department has taken to encourage members of staff to cycle to work; and if he will consider a cycling allowance to promote cycling.More Button

My Department encourages the use of bicycles for travel to work by providing parking facilities for bicycles at all its main offices. Travelling expenses are not paid to civil servants in respect of j...More Button

Written Answers. - Free Travel Scheme.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to issue travel vouchers in place of the free travel pass in view of the fact that persons in rural areas entitled to free travel have no access to transport or in some cases...More Button

The free travel scheme provides free travel on a range of services provided by the CIE group of companies as well as on the services provided by over 70 private transport operators. The vast majority ...More Button

Written Answers. - Security of the Elderly.

Was asked: the reason it is necessary for an elderly person to provide their pension number to group leaders under the support of the older persons scheme in view of the fact this information is available on his...More Button

My Department has, since 1996, operated the scheme of community support for older people, the purpose of which is to provide funding for initiatives to improve the security and social support of vulne...More Button


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