Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (553)

John Brady

Question:

553. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications received for carer's allowance and carer's benefit in 2017 and to date in 2018; and the number of these applications which have been approved and refused, respectively. [52040/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

PleaseI note that 'claims awarded' and 'claims rejected' refer to the total number of claims awarded or rejected in each period, and may include claim decisions in respect of claims made in previous periods.

Equally, 'claims registered' includes claims which are still pending award at the end of each period.

The number of applications for carer's allowance and carer's benefit  registered, awarded and rejected in 2017 and to date in 2018

Carer's Allowance

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

2017

23,800

17,290

8,599

30 November 2018

19,060

16,042

8,722

Carer's Benefit

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

2017

3,590

2,605

620

Jan-Nov 2018

3,833

2,577

941