Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (295)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

295. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determination of a review of entitlement to carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15191/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

A child under 16 years is deemed medically eligible for carer's allowance when domiciliary care allowance is in payment for that child. Once the child reaches 16 years of age and entitlement to domiciliary care allowance ceases, a review of the continuing entitlement to carer's allowance is undertaken as medical eligibility is no longer automatically satisfied and must be confirmed. This resulted in a review in this case. Following that review carer's allowance in respect of one care recipient was stopped on 26th March 2014 as it was decided that the medical criteria were no longer satisfied.

The person in question submitted additional medical evidence in support of their application which was received on the 11th March 2014. This supplementary information has been forwarded to the Department's medical assessor for consideration. Once the review is completed in this case the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.