Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (925)

Michael Healy-Rae


925. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24081/19]

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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.

CA was awarded to the person concerned on 30 April 2019 with effect from 31 January 2019. The first payment issued to her nominated bank account on 9 May 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from to 31 January have also issued. The person concerned was notified of these details on 30 April 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.