Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (173)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

173. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if domiciliary care allowance will be granted to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33746/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 11th April 2013. 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 13th June 2013 advising of the decision. The person concerned subsequently requested a review of the decision. The case was reviewed by another Medical Assessor on the 5th July 2013, who having examined all the information supplied, confirmed the opinion that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on the 8th July 2013 advising of the decision. The person concerned has been advised of her right to appeal the decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office within twenty one days.