1421. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the removal of a household benefits package for a person (details supplied) can be re-examined with a view to reinstating this payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15407/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Household Benefits Scheme)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The household benefits package (HHB) comprises the electricity or gas allowance, and the free television licence. The package is generally available to people living in the State, aged 66 years or over who are in receipt of a social welfare type payment or who satisfy a means test. The package is also available to carers and people with disabilities under the age of 66 who are in receipt of certain welfare type paym...