Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 732 No. 5

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  68.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Social Protection  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   if and when rent supplement will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12237/11]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  The Health Service Executive (HSE) has advised that it received a rent supplement application from the person concerned on 11th May 2011.

The HSE has further advised that it will be in a position to make a decision in relation to his entitlement once all of the documentation requested has been provided.ii

  69.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Social Protection  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   if one parent family allowance is payable in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12239/11]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  The person concerned applied for one parent family payment on 31 March 2011. His application is being processed. He will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.

  70.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Social Protection  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has not received rent supplement over the past nine months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12240/11]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  The answer remains as previously advised to the Deputy in response to Question No. 251 of 17 May 2011. The Health Service Executive has advised that the person concerned was refused rent supplement on the grounds that his rent was in excess of the prescribed rent limit for a single person. The person concerned also failed to provide the HSE with supporting documentation in relation to his household composition.

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  71.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Social Protection  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   if partial rent support can be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12241/11]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  The Health Service Executive has advised that the person concerned was refused rent supplement on 3 May 2011 as she was engaged in full-time employment. It is open to the person concerned to re-apply for a rent supplement if her circumstances have changed.


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