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Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 327.  Deputy Martin Heydon Information on Martin Heydon Zoom on Martin Heydon  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the position regarding rent allowance which was discontinued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16748/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton The Department had not been informed by the person concerned that his partner was self employed. For the purposes of rent supplement, the client’s partner has the potential to work more than the permitted 30 hours per week and is hence considered to be in full time employment. The person concerned has appealed the decision to refuse rent supplement and this case is with the Social Welfare Appeals Office for consideration.

Question No. 328 withdrawn.

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