Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (136)

Finian McGrath

Question:

136. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason the family of a child (details supplied) in Dublin 17 with a recognised disability was refused carer's allowance and domiciliary care allowance. [45430/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received on the 5th September 2013. The application was disallowed as it was considered that the child does not meet the eligibility criteria for the allowance. A letter issued on the 2nd October 2013 advising of the decision.

In the case of an application which is refused on medical grounds the applicant may submit additional information and/or ask for the decision to be reviewed or they may appeal the decision directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office within twenty one days.