Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (604)

Robert Troy

Question:

604. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer's benefit will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [16657/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based 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. 

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 27 February 2019. The application is currently being processed and once completed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.