Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Living Alone Allowance
The person concerned applied for the living alone increase on 8 November 2019, stating that they were residing alone since 3 November 2019. This allowance was awarded with effect from 8 November 2019, the Friday following date of receipt of their application.
As the person was already in receipt of fuel allowance, they were then automatically entitled to the telephone support allowance, also from 8 November 2019. Both decisions issued in writing to the person concerned on 9 December 2019, together with details of arrears due.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.