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Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 150.  Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh Information on Aengus Ó Snodaigh Zoom on Aengus Ó Snodaigh  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the reason a person (details supplied) in County Dublin who was placed by FÁS in the Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre in October 2011 has not yet been paid by FÁS; if he will take steps to ensure that the payment is commenced without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6454/12]

[387]Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon Zoom on Ciaran Cannon FÁS commenced payment of the person’s weekly training allowance from the week ending 27th January. He was informed that his back money will be paid in due course. The delay in making payment is due to the fact that when the person presented himself to register with FÁS, his Department of Social Protection (DSP) documentation indicated that he was not in receipt of a DSP payment prior to commencing his training with FÁS. Confirmation of entitlement to such a payment is a prerequisite for payment of a FÁS training allowance. On 25 January, 2012, FÁS received this confirmation from the local DSP Office. It was also confirmed that he should receive back money from the effective date of 21st October, 2011.

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