Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Questions (108)

Tom Fleming


108. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will urgently review an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16835/15]

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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 11th February 2015. The person concerned was refused carer’s allowance on the grounds that the care recipient is not so disabled as to require full time care and attention as prescribed in regulations. He was notified of this decision on the 26th March 2015, the reason for it and of his right of review or appeal. The person concerned has appealed this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office on 17th April and submitted further medical evidence which will be reviewed by a deciding officer. If the decision remains unchanged following this review a submission will be prepared and the file and papers will be forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for determination.