Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Questions (139)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

139. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to expedite an application that was submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Cork in October 2015 under the carer's allowance scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2332/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Carer’s allowance (CA) is in payment to the person concerned since 14 August 2014 in respect of one care recipient.

The department received an application for CA for a 2nd care recipient from the person concerned on 12 October 2015. CA was awarded to the person concerned on 15 January 2016 and the first payment will issue to their nominated bank account on 21 January 2016 November 2015. Arrears of allowance due from 15 October 2015 to 20 January 2016 have also issued.

The person concerned has been notified of the outcome.