Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (344)

Patrick Nulty


353 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a domiciliary care allowance claim in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35216/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

Domiciliary care allowance (DCA) can be paid in respect of a child with a severe disability until the child reaches 16 years. As the child concerned will be 16 years in October 2012, her carer was notified by correspondence dated 28th June 2012 that DCA would be paid up to and including October 2012. At that point, she may apply for disability allowance (DA) in her own right. Details of the eligibility criteria for DA and how to apply have been provided to the carer in this case.