Written answers

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Application Forms

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin North, United Left)
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63. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 42 of 25 June 2015, if she will consider the completion of electronic forms on a weekly basis, setting out the days worked and the days in which a person was unemployed, for jobseekers engaged in casual or part-time employment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26644/15]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The casual employment process for jobseekers involves a paper-based interaction between the customer and their employer after which my Department is provided with details of the weekly employment pattern by the customer.

The current system of recording days of unemployment, as outlined in my previous reply, is a straightforward method of obtaining the employment information and verification from the employer.

There are currently no plans in place to allow for the remote certification by electronic means of days employed or unemployed by employers.


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