Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (483)

Robert Troy


483. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [22855/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance was received from the person concerned on the 11th January 2019. The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying conditions for the allowance. A letter issued on the 13th March 2019 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

A review of the decision was requested on the 11th April 2019. Further medical evidence that was received in support of the review has been referred to the Department's Medical Assessor for their medical opinion. When this is received the claim will be re-examined by a deciding officer and a revised decision will be made if warranted. The person concerned will be notified of the outcome of the review as soon as possible.

Reviews are currently taking approximately 10-12 weeks to process.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.