Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Benefits

9:00 pm

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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Question 341: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) will have their weekly payments reduced by €50. [9319/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The person referred to was deemed eligible for participation on Community Employment (CE) on the basis of his duration in receipt of Unemployment Assistance. His weekly CE payment is calculated on this basis and with reference to previous UA and child dependent payments received from the Department. I can confirm that no payment reduction will be applied to those participating on CE and falling in to this category.

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