Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1313)

Michael Healy-Rae


1313. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13839/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment, made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.

My Department received an application for carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 8 January 2019. 

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although a certain level of care was being provided the level involved did not amount to full-time care.

The person concerned was notified on 11 February 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of their right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted additional evidence in support of their application.

The person concerned contacted the Department regarding their review on 5 March 2019 requesting additional time in order to submit further evidence in support of their claim.

When the evidence is submitted and the review is complete, they will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.