Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (151)

Paschal Donohoe

Question:

150 Deputy Paschal Donohoe asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for a carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); if the reassessment of recently submitted medical evidence has been completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35527/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The person concerned was refused carer's allowance on the ground 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 reason for it and of his right of review or appeal. Additional medical evidence was received and forwarded to the Department's medical assessor for further consideration.

Once the review is completed in this case the person in question will be notified directly of the outcome.