My wife (Non-EU, 6 years residence based on Stamp 3 + Stamp 1G) is going to apply for Irish Citizenship by next month, and that we are preparing the Irish Citizenship application for her. She is receiving Child Benefit since she came here in June/2015 because the government did not allow me to receive it. Only the mother of a child can receive the Child's Benefit.
I have a couple of questions that I could not find anywhere with a proper answer in terms of Child benefit. So I hope you can help me to clarify, please.
a) In Question 9.5 of the current form: "Have you received a Social Assistance payment of the State support...", should she answer Yes or No? I am unsure if Child Benefit would be considered as a kind of Social Assistance Payment?
b) Would you think Child Benefit might have a negative impact on her application? I would think that it should not have a negative impact because every child in Ireland would benefit from this support by the government if their parents satisfy certain conditions, e.g. working in Ireland and paying tax, PRSI, etc.