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Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 12 July 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Questions (353)

Michael Healy-Rae


353. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a domiciliary care allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20496/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 28th April 2016. This application has been forwarded to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors for their medical opinion. Following receipt of this opinion, a decision will be made by a Deciding Officer and notified to the applicant. Applications are processed in date of receipt order. It can currently take 13 weeks to process an application for DCA.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.