Written answers

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Department of Social Protection

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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160. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding persons on community employment schemes in relation to changes announced in budget 2012; the impact on double payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46124/14]

Photo of Kevin HumphreysKevin Humphreys (Dublin South East, Labour)
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I wish to advise the Deputy that those participants who commenced Community Employment (CE) prior to Monday 16th January 2012 and who have continuous service on CE since that date (no single break in excess of 12 months), may retain their primary social welfare payment (subject to continued eligibility for receipt of same) alongside their CE Personal Rate allowance beyond December 2014, which was the previous cut-off date. This will now continue until they finish their time on CE.

The participants concerned have been informed of this via their Sponsor.


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