Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (471)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

471. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for carer's benefit will be assessed in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40612/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for carer’s benefit was received from the person concerned on 19 July 2018.

The application was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 31 May 2018 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment will issue to her nominated post office on 11 October 2018.

Arrears of benefit due from 31 May 2018 to 10 October 2018 will also issue to her post office on 11 October 2018.

The person concerned was notified on 3 October 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.