Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (331)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

331. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application by a person (details supplied) for a carer's allowance will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12465/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My department received an application for Carer's Allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 30 November 2018.

One of the qualifying conditions is that the means of the person concerned must be less than the statutory limit.

Following an investigation it was determined that the means of the person concerned were above the statutory limit and that she was therefore not entitled to CA.

The person concerned was notified on 11 February 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.