Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (137)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

137. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Social Protection when a determination will be made in an appeal for a domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26362/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 20 May 2011. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who considered that the child was not medically eligible for DCA. A letter issued on16 August 2011 outlining the decision to refuse the allowance. An appeal against the disallow decision was registered on 14 November 2012. As part of the appeal process, the case was reviewed by a second Medical Assessor who confirmed the opinion that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. The file was forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 28 May 2013 to have the appeal processed.