Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1256)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

1256. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); if same will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13077/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

CA was awarded to the person concerned on 14 March 2019 and the first payment issued to her nominated bank account on 21 March 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 13 December 2018 to 20 March 2019 will also issue.  The person concerned was notified of these details on 14 March 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.