Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (516)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

516. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a back payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51540/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

As the result of an appeal to the Social Welfare Appeals Office, the domiciliary care allowance (DCA) in payment to the person concerned, in respect of the two children for whom she is caring, was backdated.

Following this decision, the person concerned requested a review of the decisions in relation to her carer's allowance (CA) claims.

This review has resulted in CA being awarded to the person concerned from 2 December 2010 in respect of her first care recipient and from 7 August 2014 in respect of her second care recipient. 

The person concerned was notified on 5 December 2018 of this revised decision, the reason for it and of her right of appeal. Arrears of allowance due issued on 7 December 2018.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.