Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Exceptional Needs Payments
1179. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if arrangements to facilitate the exceptional needs or emergency payment can be made in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3790/20]
I am advised that my Department has no record of receipt of an application for Supplementary Welfare Allowance, including an Exceptional or Urgent Needs payment from the person concerned. The last known address on file for this person differs from the one provided by the Deputy, however, I have arranged for an application form to issue to that address. Alternatively, the person concerned can contact the local Intreo Centre. Arrangements will be made to deal with any application received as quickly as possible.
I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.