A — Basic maintenance benefits 1 Child benefit Family benefits are paid from the 2nd dependent child residing in France. They are paid without any employment criteria.
It may equally result in an underpayment of One-Parent Family Payment e. Review A review is initiated when the Department is notified of any change in circumstances that may affect entitlement.
This review may be carried out by way of a visit from a Social Welfare Inspector or by direct correspondence or phone contact. Where a claim is reviewed and the conditions for payment are not satisfied, the claim is disallowed. The customer is informed of this decision and if they are not satisfied they are advised that they can appeal this decision.
See also " Decision-Making " guideline for further information regarding revised decisions. See " Overpayment Recovery " guideline for more detail. Credited Contributions Credited contributions are awarded to a Lone Parent who qualified for Lone Parents Allowance or One-Parent Family Payment for the first time since October and who, immediately prior to qualifying for the receipt of these payments was in receipt of another social welfare payment which attracted credits i.
Credited contributions are not awarded for periods prior to the introduction of the Lone Parent Allowance scheme in October See " Credits Award " guideline for more general information.
On going appropriate efforts to receive maintainence from the liable relative is a condition for the payment where maintenance payments are not made voluntarily. The Efforts condition is regarded as being satisfied: The Efforts condition is regarded as not being satisfied: Circumstances where efforts to obtain maintenance are not expected to be made the Liable Relative LR is on a Social Welfare Assistance payment the LR is in prison the LR is under 18 there is a dispute over parenthood Where a lone parent presents at an Intreo Centre or Branch Office and states that theirs is a violent or abusive relationship he or she will not be expected to produce any documentary evidence in that regard.
The condition to seek maintenance is to be regarded as satisfied. The question of requiring OFP recipients to make efforts to get maintenance from the liable relative will be decided by the Department on the individual circumstances of each case, taking due account of any sensitive issues involved.
In certain cases, for example where the liable relative does not co-operate with the maintenance efforts of the OFP claimant, the Department may contact the liable relative directly concerning maintenance contributions.
Article of S. It is not necessary for unmarried customers to seek maintenance at time of application, but it is nececessary for them to make efforts for continued payment. Unmarried claimants are asked on the claim form to state the name of the other parent of their child.
Where the name of the other parent appears on a birth certificate for the child, this will be noted by the Department. If the name of the other parent is not supplied in this way, the Social Welfare Inspector, at investigation stage, will ask the OFP applicant to name the other parent of the child.
The Social Welfare Inspector will outline to the claimant the reason for asking the name of the other parent- i. The Social Welfare Inspector will inform the OFP claimant that she will be required to make efforts to obtain maintenance from the other parent of the child, in respect of the child, if the OFP is awarded.
The Social Welfare Inspector will also ask the OFP claimant to supply any other available relevant details about the other parent which would be necessary for subsequent follow-up action- such as his address, date of birth, PPS No.
In situations where the liable relative pays maintenance directly to the applicant, the Department will assess that maintenance as means subject to housing cost disregards in deciding the rate of OFP payable.
Follow up Action When payment of OFP is awarded, the claimant will be notified that she is required to make efforts to seek maintenance from the other parent of their child ren and to inform the Department of the outcome of these efforts.
If the claimant has not already succeeded in obtaining maintenance from the other parent, following the award of the payment of the OFP, the claimant will be asked by the Department to: Progress on these efforts will be monitored by the Department.
The question of requiring unmarried OFP recipients to make efforts to get maintenance from the liable relative will be decided by the Department on the individual circumstances of the case, taking due account of any sensitive issues involved, such as a risk of violence towards the One-parent family involved.
Whether by the efforts of the OFP claimant, or by direct action by the Department with the liable relative concerned, the amount of maintenance sought from the other parent will be in line with District Court maintenance norms in respect of children.
The assessment of the ability of the liable relative to make such contributions will be carried out by the Department in accordance with the "Liability to Maintain Family" provisions of the Social Welfare Acts.
Circumstances where efforts to obtain maintenance are not expected to be made the LR is on a Social Welfare Assistance payment the LR is in prison the LR is under 18 there is a dispute over parenthood Where a lone parent presents at an Intreo Centre or Branch Office and states that theirs is a violent or abusive relationship he or she will not be expected to produce any documentary evidence in that regard.Rates of Payment - SW 1 Introduction; 2 Pay-Related Social Insurance ; 3 they will revert to the appropriate age related rate of Jobseeker's Allowance, if they previously had been in receipt of such a rate.
One-Parent . You could get the higher rate if either of you is responsible for a child, or if each of you would be eligible for one of the following if you were not a couple: Employment and Support Allowance.
To get a One-Parent Family Payment you must have at least one relevant child below 7 years of age. Exceptions to the age limits Domiciliary Care Allowance. If you are getting Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) for a child, you qualify for OFP on behalf of that child if you meet the other conditions.
This means that you can apply for or continue to claim . Visiting the domain Domain Ticket.
Spend the day in Chantilly and discover the entire domain with a single ticket! The Domain ticket gives you access to the Château, Grounds and Great Stables. Local Housing Allowance. Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the name for housing benefit for tenants of privately rented accommodation.
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