Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
567. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of applications that have been refused for injury warrants under the superannuation Acts since 1995 within her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35980/16]
The Injury Warrants are a series of statutory instruments, made under the Superannuation Act 1887, which provide benefits to or in respect of officers, who, through no fault of their own, are killed or injured while performing their duties. These benefits comprise (a) annual allowances, (b) gratuities, (c) loss of earnings, allowances and (d) refunds of certain expenses. All claims for any of these benefits must be submitted to the Department of Finance for consideration.
Since its establishment in June 2011, my Department has received no applications for Injury Warrants.