Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Benefits Reviews
1255. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to establish a cross-departmental and cross-party working group to examine child maintenance and issues in regard to these payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36260/18]
As the Deputy is aware, my Department is reviewing the maintenance and liable relative procedures, insofar as they relate to the one-parent family payment scheme.
This review is nearing completion, and my officials will shortly be liaising with the Department of Justice and Equality, which is the Department responsible for Family Law Acts, with a view to jointly considering the next steps in relation to family maintenance arrangements.