Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (138)

Barry Cowen

Question:

138. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on an application for carer's allowance. [26372/13]

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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 27 February 2013. An information request was made to the person in question on 26 April 2013 requesting statements from financial institutions which had been omitted from the original application. In accordance with normal procedure, the person concerned was told that if the information was not submitted within 21 days that her application would be considered withdrawn. As the information requested was not submitted within the time allowed, a letter was issued on 27 May 2013 notifying the person in question that her claim for carer’s allowance had been withdrawn. If the person in question submits the requested information her application may be re-opened and processed or a new application will be opened, as appropriate to the particular circumstances.