Burton, Joan

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 732 No. 5

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Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Was asked: if she will review the qualifying criteria for the domiciliary care allowance in order that a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and dyslexia may receive payment for domicili...More Button

In order to qualify for Domiciliary Care Allowance a child must have a disability so severe that it requires the child needing care and attention and/or supervision substantially in excess of another ...More Button

Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Was asked: if the skills development and internship programme announced by the former Minister in December 2010 is still in operation. More Button

The Skills Development and Internship Programme proposed by the previous Government did not commence and has now been replaced by the National Internship Scheme.More Button

Written Answers - Employment Support Services

Was asked: if the 7,500 places under the work placement programme announced by the former Minister in December 2010 are still in operation. More Button

The Work Placement Programme was established to provide an opportunity for people who are unemployed to take up voluntary, unpaid work experience placements. The rationale for the Programme is to keep...More Button

Was asked: the functions, design and roll-out date of an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Programme for Government states that a new National Employment and Entitlements Service will be established under the management of the Department of Social Protection. The objective is to integra...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Was asked: the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9. More Button

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 1st March 2011. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the r...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Support Services

Was asked: the announcement of the Jobs Initiative, when will information be made available on training places and internships; where this information can be obtained from; and if she will make a statement on t...More Button

The National Internship Scheme is a key part of the Government’s Jobs Initiative. It will provide up to 5,000 unemployed people with an internship opportunity ranging from 6 to 9 months in an organisa...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the backlog of applications for single parent family payment in Balbriggan in north Dublin, but also generally throughout the country, with some parents waiting for...More Button

There are a number of statutory conditions that must be met by a person to qualify for a lone parent family payment and, accordingly, claims can involve significant processing. He or she must be habit...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Was asked: when an oral hearing will be arranged in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; the timeframe for a decision in this case; and if she will expedite the matter. More Button

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who proposes to hold an oral hearing in this case. There has been a very ...More Button

Was asked: if an early appeal will be arranged in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; the timeframe for a decision in the case and if she will expedite the matter. More Button

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was registered in that office on 25 February 2011. It is a statutory requirement of the appeals process that the...More Button

Was asked: the reason carer’s allowance was refused in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if she will expedite the process of the appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The application for Carers Allowance by the person concerned was disallowed by the Deciding Officer on the grounds that the care recipient was not so incapacitated as to require full time care and att...More Button

Was asked: if she will review the refusal of mortgage support in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has advised that the person concerned was refused a mortgage interest supplement on the grounds that in the opinion of the HSE the claimant was not in a position to ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: 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. More Button

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 ...More Button

Was asked: 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. More Button

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.More Button

Was asked: 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. More Button

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...More Button

Was asked: 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. More Button

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 ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Was asked: the correct rate support payable in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Health Service Executive has advised me that rent supplement of €652 per month has been awarded to the person concerned. The HSE has further advised that it will review the rent supplement entitle...More Button

Was asked: her plans to deal with the situation whereby persons who attempt to meet the conditions of jobseeker’s benefit by taking up fixed-term contracts of short duration can find themselves excluded from ap...More Button

The then Minister for Finance announced the introduction of a community work placement initiative for up to 5,000 people in his Budget Statement to Dáil Éireann on 7 December 2010. The initiative, kno...More Button

Was asked: the reason there is a ban on rent supplement in an area (details supplied); and her plans to lift this ban. More Button

The purpose of the rent supplement scheme is to provide short-term income support to eligible people living in private rented accommodation, whose means are insufficient to meet their accommodation co...More Button

Was asked: her plans to develop a strategy to ensure that the most competitive rents are secured for persons availing of rent supplement. More Button

Was asked: the number of persons currently availing of the rent supplement scheme; the amount spent on this scheme in 2009 and 2010; the projected spend for 2011; and if she will provide a breakdown based on ea...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 75 and 76 together. The purpose of the rent supplement scheme is to provide short-term support to eligible people living in private rented accommodation whose means ar...More Button


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