Written answers

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Social Welfare Eligibility

Photo of Alan DillonAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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118. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which her Department can support workers (details supplied) who entered a 30-day collection redundancy period without any income support or social protection payment for themselves during this period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15232/22]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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Officials from the Department of Social Protection and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment have been working together to coordinate the Government response. In addition, officials from my Department have been in ongoing contact with the Receiver for Roadbridge since Saturday the 12th of March 2022.

While the statutory 30-day period under the 1977 Act must be adhered to, given the specific circumstances of this case, the Department has taken a decision to process applications for Jobseeker Payments. The Employees will not have to wait 30 days for payment. Information and instructions have issued to the Receiver informing the employees what measures have been put in place and that all applications should be submitted through our online application system to allow the Department to process these applications quickly.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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