Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (152)

Barry Cowen

Question:

155 Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on their appeal for carer’s allowance. [34303/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The person concerned was refused carers allowance on the grounds that the care recipient is not so disabled as to require full time care and attention as prescribed in regulations. He was notified of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review or appeal.

The person concerned appealed this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office and submitted further medical evidence in support of the appeal. This information has been forwarded to the medical assessor for further consideration.

If the outcome remains unchanged a submission will be prepared and the file and papers will be forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for determination.