Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Jobseeker's Allowance

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Louth, Labour)
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219. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the date on which a decision will be made on an application made by workers of a company (details supplied) for casual docket jobseekers while they were in receipt of temporary wage subsidy scheme support; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30819/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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A person’s entitlement to a jobseeker’s payment for claims made prior to 1stSeptember, where employees may have been in receipt of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, will depend on meeting the eligibility conditions, including satisfying the Department with regard to days of unemployment and days of remuneration by their employer.

My Department has engaged with the employer concerned and a process is currently being agreed so that any outstanding information required to finalise decisions on social welfare entitlements will be provided by the company to their employees as quickly as possible. Applications are assessed on an individual basis and the Department will notify each individual of the outcome of its decision.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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