Burton, Joan

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 1

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Topical Issue Debate - Back to Education Allowance

I thank Deputy McCarthy for raising this important issue. The back to education allowance, BTEA, scheme is a second chance education opportunity scheme designed to remove the barriers to participatio...More Button

I appreciate the dilemma and the almost catch-22 in regard to the points qualification and the anomaly Deputy McCarthy raised. He will appreciate that the role of the Department of Social Protection,...More Button

Perhaps that committee could look at this. There are 25,700 participants on back to education. Some 43% of them are in second level while the majority are in third level. The cost is very high. We ...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: the position regarding redundancy payments (details supplied). More Button

It is the responsibility of the employer to pay statutory redundancy to all eligible employees. An employer who pays statutory redundancy payments to employees is then entitled to a rebate from the S...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Was asked: the position regarding the recognition of autism as a disability under the disability allowance scheme. More Button

Autism spectrum disorders are categorized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) as: autism F84-F84.9 and are recognised by the World Health Organisation. My Department recognises a...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Was asked: her views on the options for pension reform; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

There are a number of elements of the pension system which are in need of reform and there is a significant amount of work under way at present. We want to make the State pension more transparent and ...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: when redundancy payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. More Button

A redundancy lump sum claim in respect of the person concerned was received on 29 September 2011. The Department is currently processing redundancy lump sum claims received at the start of June 2011.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: the number of rent supplement recipients in County Donegal; the total number who now face cuts to their payments; and the average level of the proposed cuts for each recipient. More Button

Was asked: the number of rent supplement recipients in County Mayo; the total number who now face cuts to their payments; and the average level of the proposed cuts for each recipient. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 130 and 131 together. At end of 2011 there were 2,928 and 2,977 recipients of rent supplement in counties Mayo and Donegal respectively. Rent supplement provides shor...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an appeal for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5. 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 on 9 February 2012. The...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding rent arrears in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. More Button

The person concerned is in receipt of her full entitlement to rent supplement based on her household circumstances, since 2 August 2010.More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan may expect to receive their redundancy payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

A redundancy lump sum claim in respect of the person concerned was received on 10 August 2011. The Department is currently processing lump sum claims received at the start of June 2011.More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan may expect to receive their redundancy payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

A redundancy lump sum claim in respect of the person concerned was received on 21 December 2011. It is hoped that the claim will be finalised in the coming weeks.More Button

Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Was asked: the reason a group (details supplied) in County Cork have had their training allowance reduced from €31.80 to €20 per week; the reason they were given such short notice regarding this cut; and if she...More Button

The matter referred to in the question refers to a training programme and therefore comes under the remit of the Department of Education and Skills.More Button

Written Answers - Community Employment Schemes

Was asked: the position regarding community employment schemes (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Community Employment (CE) is a valuable resource in the provision of a range of services to communities. However it is acknowledged that its effectiveness in terms of labour market progression is som...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Carlow will be informed of the result of their application for domiciliary care allowance; and if she will expedite a response. More Button

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on 4 July 2011. The application was refused as the child was not considered to satisfy the medical criteria. The ...More Button

Was asked: if she will expedite an oral hearing on an appeal for domiciliary care in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on 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

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: if she will provide information on a redundancy application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the current status of this application; when a decision can be expected on t...More Button

A redundancy lump sum claim in respect of the person concerned was received on 9 August 2011. The Department is currently processing redundancy lump sum claims received at the start of June 2011.More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Was asked: when it is envisaged that employees will require 30 years of PRSI contributions to qualify for a full contributory pension; and if her attention has been drawn to the fact that this will have a detri...More Button

The challenges facing the Irish pension system are significant. There are currently six people of working age for every pensioner and this ratio is expected to decrease to approximately two to one by...More Button

Written Answers - Public Sector Remuneration

Was asked: if she will issue a breakdown of the remuneration packages in place for chief executive officers of all semi-state companies here as of 27 January 2011, specifying in detail any bonus, pension, expen...More Button

There are no semi-State companies under the aegis of the Department of Social Protection.More Button


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