Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (356)

Dara Calleary

Question:

356. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo may expect to have a carer's allowance application processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22219/14]

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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 27th March 2014. The medical assessment has been completed. The application is currently with a social welfare investigative officer who will establish the level of care being provided, carry out a means assessment and confirm that all the conditions for receipt of carer’s allowance are satisfied. Once the investigative officer has completed and submitted the report a deciding officer will make a decision on entitlement as quickly as possible and will notify the person concerned of the outcome.