Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (459)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

459. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a domiciliary care allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23157/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 7th April 2014. This application has been forwarded to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors for their medical opinion. Upon receipt of this opinion, a decision will be made and notified to the person concerned. It can currently take 10 weeks to process an application for DCA.