Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (628)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

628. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer’s benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21632/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment, made to a person 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.

Before a decision can be made on entitlement to CARB, evidence must be provided in respect of the care recipient’s care requirement, the level of care the carer provides, the carer’s hours of employment and their PRSI record.  

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 28 February 2019.

Additional information in relation to the person’s employment was requested by a deciding officer on 15 May 2019.

Once the information is received the application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy .