Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (601)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

601. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4971/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a payment made to insured people who leave the workforce to care for a child or an adult in need of full-time care and attention. An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 16 January 2019 and the first payment issued to her nominated bank account on 24 January 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 27 September 2018 to 23 January 2019 have also issued.

The person concerned was notified on 16 January 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.