Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (130)

John McGuinness

Question:

129 Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection the timeframe for a decision to be taken in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny in respect of their application for domiciliary care allowance; and if the matter will be expedited in view of the urgency of this case. [34093/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received on the 2nd July 2012. This application has been forwarded to one of the Department's Medical Assessors for their medical opinion. Upon receipt of this opinion, a decision will issue to the customer. Currently, it can take up to 8 weeks to process an application for DCA.