Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (497)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

497. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's support grant for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41033/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Carer's Support Grant is an annual payment made to carers by my Department.

This customer's application was received by my Department on 3rd October 2018. While some initial processing of the claim has already taken place, further details have been requested by the Deciding Officer. On receipt of the requested details, the Deciding Officer will review the claim and if no further clarification is required, a formal, written decision will be issued as soon as possible.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.