Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (554)

John Brady

Question:

554. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of appeals lodged following decisions to refuse carer's allowance and carer's benefit in 2017 and to date in 2018. [52041/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Social Welfare Appeals Office functions independently of the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and of the Department and is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements.

The following table below provide details of appeal receipts for carer’s allowance and carer’s benefit in 2017 and 2018 as requested by the Deputy.

 

Carer’s Allowance

Appeal Receipts

Carer’s Benefit

Appeal Receipts

2017

3,200

110

2018   (to 30/11/2018)

2,777

153