Written answers

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Department of Social Protection

Water Conservation Grant

Photo of Aindrias MoynihanAindrias Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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83. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will pay the water conservation grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [5909/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The eligibility criteria for the Water Conservation Grant are set out in the Water Services Act 2014 (Water Conservation Grant) Regulations 2015. Under regulation 5(1) a person who registers with Irish Water, as required under section 5(2)(a) of the Water Services Act 2014, on or before 30 June 2015 shall be eligible to receive the grant in 2015 if they were normally resident at the principal private residence on that date.

So far Irish Water has transferred details of over 1.3 million registered households to this Department. However, the details for the person concerned have not been received by the Department to date.

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