Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 695 No. 2

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  130.  Deputy Brendan Kenneally  Information on Brendan Kenneally  Zoom on Brendan Kenneally   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   if a person (details supplied) in County Dublin will be allowed continue on the back to education allowance in view of the fact they were asked to go on a course by her Department; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that they did not get a qualification from the short period that was spent on a third level course in UCD; if her further attention has been drawn to the fact that if they had to revert to jobseeker’s allowance they would be receiving the exact same amount of money from her Department; if she will allow them to continue on the course due to the fact that it will give them a better opportunity to secure employment in the future; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42400/09]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The case in question is currently being reviewed and the Department will be in contact with the person concerned and the Deputy as soon as possible.


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