Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (239)

Michael Healy-Rae


239. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41413/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

No application for carer's allowance was received from the person concerned. An application for carer’s benefit was received on 3 May 2018.

Carer's benefit is a PRSI based payment, made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.

The application was awarded to the person concerned from 7 September 2017 to 4 September 2019. The first payment issued to her nominated bank account on 4 October 2018.

Arrears of benefit due from 7 September 2017 to 3 October 2018 will issue to the person concerned shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 28 September 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.