Written answers

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Department of Social Protection

Qualified Child Increase Eligibility

Photo of Jack WallJack Wall (Kildare South, Labour)
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186. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in paying child dependency to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34156/15]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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I confirm that the Department received an application for an increase of qualified child from the person concerned on 31 July 2015. On 20 August 2015, the person in question returned a completed questionnaire regarding this application. The deciding officer required some more information in order to ascertain eligibility to the allowance and subsequently referred the application to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further investigation. Once the SWI has submitted his/her report, a decision will be made on the application and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

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