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Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: Yes.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Claire Kerrane: However, take for example, an 18 year old who is leaving secondary school and who is going on to do an apprenticeship. I do not think that there is any financial support or an income that they can access. I do not think that there many people on the guardian's payment. They are looking after a child. I believe that because of that it should be looked at. The Minister has agreed to do...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Amendment Nos. 14 and 15 not moved.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Sections 17 and 18 agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Title agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Bill reported without amendment, received for final consideration and passed.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Joan Collins: I welcome that. The Minister has said it will be completed by quarter 2 and in September 2023, social welfare will be linked into the budget for 2024. I welcome that and, on that basis, I will withdraw my amendment.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Section 14 agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

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Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Claire Kerrane: I move amendment No. 9: In page 8, after line 32, to insert the following: “Report on rates based on Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL) 16.The Minister shall carry out a review on introducing social welfare rates which are benchmarked to the Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL) to study the effect that adequacy of social welfare rates could have on addressing...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: As I just said, given that the Government has approved an approach on pension payments, potential benchmarking approach to other social welfare payments will, of course, be examined. Regarding the MESL, my Department has used this research as a key input into consideration of budget options in recent years. I value the insight this research provides and it will form part of the...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Kathleen Funchion: Amendments Nos. 10 and 11 are related and may be discussed together.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Claire Kerrane: I move amendment No. 10: In page 8, after line 32, to insert the following: “Report on the means-testing for Blind Pension and Disability Allowance 16.The Minister shall prepare and lay a report before the Houses of the Oireachtas on the means-testing eligibility requirement for Blind Pension and Disability Allowance and the impact that income threshold limitations have on access...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: On Committee Stage, I committed to initiate a wide-ranging review of means testing in the Department. I said I would review all those schemes. This review will with cover the treatment of income and disregards across schemes generally and will therefore include the examination of thresholds and their impact for both the blind pension and the disability allowance scheme. I take the Deputy's...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Amendment, by leave withdrawn.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Claire Kerrane: I move amendment No. 11: In page 8, after line 32, to insert the following: “Report on assessment of self-employed people in receipt of Blind Pension and Disability Allowance 16.The Minister shall review the way in which self-employed people including artists and people employed in creative industries are assessed regarding Blind Pension and Disability Allowance and the impact that...

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