Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (140)

Michael Creed


140. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an application for domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26419/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 10th October 2012. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who found that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on the 15th November 2012 advising of the decision. The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision and supplied additional information on the child’s condition. As part of the appeal process, the application along with the additional information provided was reviewed by a second Medical Assessor who found the child to be medically eligible for the allowance. The person concerned was notified of the decision on the 15th May 2013. Payment of the allowance, along with arrears due issued on the 21st May 2013.

Question No. 141 withdrawn.