Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 4

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  99.  Deputy Patrick Nulty  Information on Patrick Nulty  Zoom on Patrick Nulty   asked the Minister for Social Protection  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   the way a person in receipt of jobseeker’s payment can transfer their payment to the UK; how long they can receive their payment when a resident in the UK; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7130/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  A person who is fully unemployed and has been in receipt of jobseeker’s benefit in this country for at least 4 weeks, may have their benefit paid to them while residing in the United Kingdom for up to 13 weeks, provided they are seeking employment in that country. Payment is dependent on the customer continuing to satisfy the conditions of the jobseeker’s scheme.

Question No. 100 answered with Question No. 98.


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