Dáil Éireann - Volume 682 - 13 May, 2009
Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.
Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Deputy Bernard J. Durkan
Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when child benefit will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Meath; the position on the social welfare appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19277/09]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: A child benefit claim was received from the person concerned in June 2008 in respect of his children residing in the Czech Republic.
Child benefit was awarded from the 1st July 2008, the month after the claim was received. His claim was disallowed for the period prior to this date because of the fact that his claim was not received within 6 months of commencing employment in Ireland. Article 193 of SI 142 of Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations 2007 applies.
An appeal was received in November 2008 and a submission on behalf of the Department has been sent to the Appeals Office for their consideration. The Appeals Office will notify the person concerned directly of the decision on the appeal.
Dáil Éireann 682 Written Answers. Social Welfare Benefits.