Dáil Éireann - Volume 668 - 25 November, 2008
Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.
Deputy Jack Wall Deputy Jack Wall
Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the problems that applicants seeking educational grants are having in seeking to provide the necessary financial evidence, that is, P21 forms, to the various local authorities due to the fact of the time delay in receiving such forms from the Revenue Commissioners; his plans to deal with the problem; if he will allow an extension of the closing date for such applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42132/08]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: The assessment of means under my Department’s Third Level Student Maintenance Grant Schemes is based on gross income from all sources, with specified social welfare and health service executive payments being excluded from the calculation. A P21 is a statement of total income, tax credit and tax paid for a particular tax year. The Deputy will be aware that through the Revenue On-line Service (ROS) an individual can avail of the interactive facility offering business and individuals a quick, secure and cost effective method to manage their Tax Affairs, including the acquisition of a P21 on-line. The closing date for receipt of grant applications under the 2008 maintenance grant schemes was the 29th August 2008. The awarding bodies may, however, accept an application which is not received on time and may at its own discretion, treat such application as if it had been received on time.
Dáil Éireann 668 Written Answers. Higher Education Grants.