Thursday, 17 November 2022
Department of Education and Skills
Social Welfare Payments
256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether students who are attending the National Learning Network, who were awarded the disability allowance, should receive the €500 cost-of-living disability support grant in the same way as persons who were awarded the disability allowance and are receiving their payment from his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57159/22]
Following consultation with colleagues in the Department of Social Protection, eligible learners, including those attending the National Learning Network, will receive the once-off payment of €500 announced in Budget 2023. My officials are engaging with SOLAS in relation to arrangements being put in place for the payments to be made. I will provide you with an update once these arrangements are in place.