Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (133)

Pat Breen


133. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a domiciliary care allowance appeal will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35568/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 6th September 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 5th October 2012 refusing the allowance. The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision and she was informed by the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 30th May 2013 that the appeal had not been allowed.

The decision/appeal process for this application is now complete. If the person concerned has additional information which was not available to the deciding and appeals officers when they made their decisions, it is open to her to re-apply for the allowance.

Questions Nos. 134 and 135 withdrawn.