Ó Cuív, Éamon

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 708 No. 2

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Order of Business

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. a11 be agreed to.”
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Private Members’ Business - Ministerial Pensions: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: if he will support the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Due to staff action currently being taken in the HSE, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy. More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in processing a rent allowance application under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. More Button

Due to staff action currently being taken in the HSE, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sought by the Deputy. More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Was asked: when a decision will be made on application for contributory pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway. More Button

A claim for State Pension (Contributory) submitted by the person concerned is currently being processed. He will be notified of the outcome of a decision on his entitlement in due course.More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: when he will amend the Civil Registration Act 2004 to allow grieving Irish families whose loved ones died abroad to be able to register their deaths in this country; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

It is intended to propose to make a number of amendments to the Civil Registration Act 2004 and, in this context, I will review the current provisions in relation to the registration in this country o...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a non-contributory old age pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

State pension (non-contributory) is a means tested payment for persons over 66 years of age. All income is assessable as means and this includes cash income, private pensions, foreign pensions, the va...More Button

Was asked: the entitlements of self-employed persons with at least five years contribution to receive a social welfare pension More Button

Pay related social insurance (PRSI) was extended to self employed people from April 1988, as Class S PRSI. Class S benefits cover a range of pensions including State pension (contributory). At the sam...More Button

Was asked: when a widows pension and bereavement grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

A Bereavement Grant at the maximum rate of €850 has been awarded and a cheque will issue shortly. Due to staff action currently being taken, I regret that I am unable to provide the information sough...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Was asked: the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied ) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that, following receipt of the relevant Departmental papers including comments on the grounds of appeal, the appeal from the person concerned will be r...More Button

Was asked: the number and percentage of social welfare appeals that were refused in 2008 and 2009; and if he has an estimate of the overall savings to the Exchequer arising from these refusals. More Button

Was asked: the average time of social welfare appeals that were refused in 2008 and 2009. More Button

Was asked: the target waiting time for social welfare appeals. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 109 to 111, inclusive, together. The average time taken to process all appeals in 2009 was 24 weeks (22 weeks in 2008). That processing time reduces to 15.8 weeks (14....More Button


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