Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Jobseeker's Allowance

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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1252. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for the delay in the processing of a jobseeker's application for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20. [6317/20]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, my Department has experienced unprecedented demand for income supports including the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment and Jobseeker’s payments.  Delays can occur in some cases but please be assured staff are working on processing all applications as quickly as possible.

The person concerned submitted an application for jobseeker's allowance from 21/4/2020.  This application has been awarded and the first payment will be available in the nominated bank account of the person concerned on 19/5/2020.  Payment covers the period 21/4/2020 to 26/5/2020 and includes all arrears due to the person concerned.

Notification of claim award has been sent to the person concerned via his MyWelfare account.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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