Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Household Benefits Scheme
263. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the eligibility for free scheme and household package in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49661/19]
An application for the Household Benefits Package was received from the person concerned on 19 November 2019. Under current eligibility conditions, the person concerned does not satisfy the household composition test.
Implementation of an incoming Budget 2020 measure, where another adult (except the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of applicant) living in the household will no longer be a disqualifying condition for the purposes of the Household Benefits Package. The measure takes effect from the 6th January 2020. As a result of this change, the person concerned has been awarded the Household Benefits Package with effect from 6 January 2020.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.