Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Questions (203)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

203. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when arrears in respect of a carer's allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in view of the fact the payment was first awarded on 12 April 2017; and if the details of same will be provided. [21532/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (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.

CA was awarded to the person concerned from 20 April 2017 and the first payment issued to his nominated bank account on 20 April 2017. The person concerned was notified of these details on 12 April 2017.

Carer’s Allowance cannot be paid to more than one person in respect of any period. As CA was in payment to another person, in respect of the care recipient involved, up to 19 April 2017, there are no arrears of CA due in this case.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.