Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (403)

Finian McGrath


403. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo. [8206/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I confirm that the department received an application for carer’s allowance from the person in question on the 4th December 2012. The application is currently with a social welfare investigative officer for assessment of the level of care being provided and confirmation that all the conditions for receipt of carer’s allowance are satisfied. Once the investigative officer has completed and submitted the report a deciding officer will make a full decision. The application will be processed as quickly as possible and when a decision is made the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.