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Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 124.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  if back to education allowance is payable in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7468/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton To qualify for back to education allowance (BTEA) a person must secure a place on an approved course of education and satisfy the qualification conditions immediately prior to the commencement of the first year of the course.

If the persons concerned are due to commence a full-time second or third level course of education they should complete an application form for BTEA. A deciding officer can then decide on their eligibility based on the facts presented on their application forms.

 125.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  if rent allowance is payable in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7469/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton The person concerned has been in receipt of rent supplement since 5 August 2011. She is in receipt of her full entitlement based on her household circumstances. There is no record of a rent supplement application in respect of her sister. If the person concerned wishes to apply for rent supplement she should complete an application form and return it to the Central Rents Unit, PO Box 11758, Dublin 24.

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 126.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the reason rent arrears as of the 18 May 2010 were not paid in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7470/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton All arrears of rent allowance due to the person concerned were paid in three payments between April and July 2010.


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