Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Department of Social and Family Affairs
Social Welfare Benefits
The Health Service Executive (HSE) has advised that the person concerned has been awarded rent supplement of €893.00 per month which is the maximum amount payable based on her household circumstances.
Question 217: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not been approved jobseeker's allowance in view of the fact that the total income to the house is €240 a week for a couple. [44716/10]
A Deciding Officer disallowed the jobseeker's allowance claim of the person concerned on the grounds that her total weekly means of €544, derived from the benefit of spouse's income, capital and property, exceed the maximum amount payable to a person in her circumstances. A letter informing her of this decision was issued on 1 November 2010.