Written Answers - Refugee Status.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 673 No. 2

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  271.  Deputy Joe Costello  Information on Joe Costello  Zoom on Joe Costello   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   if family members who have come here under family reunification have the same entitlements as the [339]family member who has been granted residency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3117/09]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  I am informed by the Immigration Division of my Department that in accordance with the provisions of Section 18 of the Refugee Act, 1996, family members of a refugee who are granted permission to reside in the State following a successful application for family reunification are entitled to the rights and privileges specified in Section 3 of the same Act. These include the entitlement to seek and enter employment, to carry on any business, trade or profession and to have access to medical services and social welfare benefits.


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