Dáil Éireann - Volume 622 - 21 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Teachers’ Remuneration.
Mr. Bruton Mr. Bruton
Mr. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science the basis on which incremental credits of eight years were awarded to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3 and have been revised to five years, despite the fact that the pension entitlement award conferred an entitlement of six and a half years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24066/06]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: The person referred to by the Deputy first made application to my Department for  incremental credit in respect of the service in question in 1975. He again applied in 1980. On both occasions he was informed that the service did not come within the scope of the scheme for the award of incremental credit. He was further advised by letter dated 10 October 2003 that this service did not qualify for the award of credit.
He applied again for credit in respect of the same service on the 21st February 2005 and indicated in his claim that he had not previously applied in respect of this service. Validation procedures in respect of approved claims showed that an award had been made erroneously in this case and payment was withheld. The person in question was so advised and subsequently was awarded credit in respect of 5 years’ service. He was notified of this award on 14th July 2005.
My Department is currently reviewing the teacher’s claim and service history in the light of subsequent correspondence from him. A decision in the matter will be conveyed to the applicant in the near future.
Dáil Éireann 622 Written Answers. Teachers’ Remuneration.