Alan Farrell, TD

Dublin Fingal

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Dail Question on protecting families from misuse of social welfare payments

To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there is the requirement for a review of social welfare payments to families who are living in poverty to protect the misuse of payments for drug or alcohol abuse at the expense of children or spouses; if there is a method by which teachers and persons can report suspected misuse of payments to her Department for action to be taken; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on the Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme

To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will advise of the success of the partial capacity benefit scheme; the number of persons who have accessed the benefit; the number of persons who have returned to the workplace as a result; the savings it has made to the Exchequer since its establishment; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on social welfare inspectors

To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of social welfare inspectors carrying out investigations in each region in 2010, 2011 and 2012; if she will outline the resources allocated to the inspection of welfare fraud in 2010, 2011 and 2012; the number of fraudulent claims that have been identified per inspector during each of these years; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

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Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Phone: 016184008
Email: [email protected]

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