Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (379)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

379. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30680/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 14 December 2012. This application was referred to one of the Department's Medical Assessors who considered that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on the 25 February 2013 advising of the decision.

The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision. As part of the appeal process, the case was reviewed by a second Medical Assessor on the 12 June 2013 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 21 June 2013 to have the appeal processed.