Dáil Éireann - Volume 200 - 20 February, 1963
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Donegal Unemployment Assistance Payments.
Mr. Harte Mr. Harte
53. Mr. Harte asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of people in County Donegal disqualified from receiving unemployment assistance since 1st December 1962, and the number who had the amount of benefit reduced in the same period.
Mr. Boland Mr. Boland
Mr. Boland: It is assumed that the question relates to applicants for unemployment assistance who have had their means reviewed since the date mentioned. As the Deputy is aware, the means of holders of qualification certificates under the Unemployment Assistance Acts must be reviewed when any change occurs in the circumstances of a holder e.g. acquirement of property, marriage, change of address. The means of self-employed persons must also be re-examined periodically. Apart from the other reasons mentioned, the means of the holder of a qualification certificate must also be re-investigated if his circumstances have not been reviewed for a number of years.
In the period from 1st December, 1962, to 9th February, 1963, the number of persons in County Donegal whose unemployment assistance was discontinued, following reviews of means by officers of my Department in  the discharge of their statutory duties, was 40 and the number whose unemployment assistance was reduced was 111.
Dáil Éireann 200 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. County Donegal Unemployment Assistance Payments.