Dáil Éireann - Volume 423 - 15 October, 1992
Written Answers. - Retrospective Equality Payment.
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
94. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Social Welfare when retrospective equality payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in Cork.
Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. McCreevy) Charlie McCreevy
Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. McCreevy): Payment of arrears under the Equal Treatment provisions is being made on a phased basis in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Phase 1 payments, which include arrears in respect of the higher personal rates of benefit and extra duration of unemployment benefit, commenced last August and having regard to the volume of claims involved it is expected to have these completed by February 1993.
The claim of the person concerned will be processed as soon as possible and any  arrears due will be paid to her in accordance with the phased arrangements.
Dáil Éireann 423 Written Answers. Retrospective Equality Payment.