Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (214)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

214. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48801/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 23rd April 2018.  The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying conditions for the allowance.  A letter issued on the 3rd July 2018 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

An appeal was registered by the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 25th July 2018.  As part of the appeals process, the application was re-examined by a deciding officer and the person concerned was notified on the 31st October 2018 that the review was unsuccessful.  Following that, the file was sent to the Social Welfare Appeals Office on 13th November for consideration by an Appeals Officer.  The Social Welfare Appeals Office will contact the person concerned directly about outcome of the appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.