Thursday, 16 November 2023
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Benefits
171. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a child benefit payment in respect of a person in Co. Kerry (details supplied) will be reinstated and backdated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50409/23]
Child Benefit is a monthly payment to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age. Child Benefit can also be claimed for children aged 16 and 17 if they are in full-time education or full-time training or have a disability and cannot support themselves.
Payment has been reinstated in the case of the person concerned. Payment including arrears will issue to the customer's nominated financial institution on 5 December 2023.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.