Written answers

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Fuel Allowance Applications

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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1106. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45295/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Fuel allowance is a means-tested payment to assist householders on long-term social welfare payments towards the cost of their heating needs.

The person concerned applied for the fuel allowance on 7 August 2019. In order to ascertain their eligibility for fuel allowance, details of their means were requested on 26 August 2019. Following receipt of their reply, a follow-on request for information outstanding issued to the person concerned on 21 October 2019.

Once this information is received, the person's eligibility for fuel allowance will be determined and they will be notified of a decision without delay.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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