Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (271)

Michael Ring

Question:

271. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a carer's allowance appeal will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12088/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I confirm that the Department received an application for carer’s allowance from the person in question on the 30th of May 2013. The person concerned was refused carers allowance on the grounds that the care recipient is not so disabled as to require ful- time care and attention as prescribed in regulations. She was notified of this decision and the reason for it on the 9th of July 2013. The person concerned appealed this decision and submitted additional medical evidence in support of the application which was received on the 10th of October 2013. This supplementary information was forwarded to the Department’s medical assessor for consideration. However this information did not alter the opinion of the medical assessor and the decision remained unchanged. All the necessary papers have been submitted to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for determination. The Social Welfare Appeals Office will be in touch with the person directly regarding the progress of the appeal.

Questions Nos. 272 and 273 withdrawn.