Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Questions (307)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

307. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Social Protection why there has been a delay of over three months in assessing the carer's allowance application for a person (details supplied) and if he can ensure a response is issued as soon as possible. [17165/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Carer's Allowance (CA) is a social assistance payment made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a relevant person/persons and whose income falls below certain limits.

My department informs me that, to date, no application by the person concerned for CA has been received/registered and that they have been in touch with your office directly to clarify to whom this question relates so that you may receive an update.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.