Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (151)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

151. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent of any arrears payable in respect of carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18189/13]

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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 21st November 2012. This application was approved on the 26th March 2013 and a letter issued to the person concerned notifying them of the decision and that carer’s allowance would be put into payment from the 18th of April 2013. The person in question was in receipt of supplementary welfare allowance (SWA) throughout this period pending a decision on her carer’s allowance application. Once the amount of SWA paid is confirmed, this will be deducted from the total amount due during this period and any outstanding arrears balance paid directly to the person concerned.