Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (97)

Bernard Durkan


97. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determination of appeal for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23830/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The department received an application for carer's allowance from the person in question on the 29th October 2013. The application was disallowed on the 22nd January 2014 on the grounds that the care recipient is not so disabled as to require full time care and attention as prescribed in regulations.

The person in question appealed this decision and submitted additional medical evidence in support of their application. However, following review by a deciding officer of all the evidence in this case, the decision to disallow has been confirmed. All the relevant papers in this case will be forwarded shortly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for determination.