Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (144)

Seán Fleming

Question:

144. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection when an application for domiciliary care allowance will be approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26441/13]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 18th February 2013. 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 26th April 2013 advising of the decision. The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision. As part of the appeal process, the case will be forwarded to another of the Department’s Medical Assessors for further consideration, including a review of any new information supplied. Upon receipt of the Medical Assessor’s opinion, the case will be further examined and forwarded for consideration by the Appeals Office, if necessary.