Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (310)

Bernard Durkan


310. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will indicate the total number of applications for domiciliary care allowance currently on hand; the likely timescale within which it is expected that a decision will be made; the degree, if any, to which she can speed up the processing of such cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11635/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

There are currently 706 new domiciliary care allowance (DCA) applications awaiting decision. This equates to approximately 7 weeks intake of applications. New applications for DCA are being decided within the Department’s 8 week processing target for this scheme.