Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (531)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

531. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will be awarded carer’s allowance. [51802/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

As a result of an Appeals Officer’s decision, carer's allowance was awarded to the person concerned on 5 December 2018 with effect from 20 July 2017. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 13 December 2018.

Arrears for the period 20 July 2017 to 12 December 2018 along with the 2018 carer's support grant will also issue on 13 December 2018.

The person concerned was notified of the outcome on 5 December 2018.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.