Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (711)

Pearse Doherty


711. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a determination will be made in respect of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10183/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for Carer's allowance (CA) was received from the person concerned on 6 September 2017. CA is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although a certain level of care was being provided the level involved did not amount to full-time care.

The person concerned was notified on 16 January 2018 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 712 answered with Question No. 54.