Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Department of Social Protection

Fuel Allowance Eligibility

Photo of Terence FlanaganTerence Flanagan (Dublin North East, Renua Ireland)
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128. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will address a matter under the fuel allowance scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4192/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The person concerned commenced on a Community Employment Scheme on the 20thof January 2014. At the date of commencement on CE the person concerned was not eligible to receive a fuel allowance payment due to household circumstances at that time. In accordance with the rules governing the free fuel schemes, participants on Community Employment schemes can only be paid Fuel Allowance where they had an entitlement at the point on which they commenced on the CE Scheme.

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