Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1428)

Willie O'Dea


1428. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19083/19]

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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.

An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 7 February 2019.

CA was awarded to the person concerned on 25 April 2019, with effect from 7 March 2019. The first payment issued to his nominated post office on 2 May 2019. 

Arrears of allowance due from 7 March 2019, which is the date from which Domiciliary Care Allowance was awarded in respect of his son, to 1 May 2019 also issued to his nominated post office on 2 May 2019. 

The person concerned was notified on 25 April 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.