Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Questions (61)

Jack Wall

Question:

61. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has an entitlement to a respite grant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24069/15]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The respite care grant (RCG) is paid automatically in June of each year (usually on the first Thursday of the month), to carers who are in receipt of a qualifying payment on the first Thursday in June. The relevant payments are carer’s allowance, carer’s benefit, domiciliary care allowance, and prescribed relative's allowance.

The person in question does not have an entitlement to the 2015 RCG as her carer’s allowance payment ceased on 27th of May 2015.