Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (929)

Michael Healy-Rae


929. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application in relation to a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24085/19]

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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.

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, before a decision can be made on entitlement to carer’s benefit (CARB).

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 27 March 2019.

Additional information in relation to the person’s employment was requested by a deciding officer on 6 June 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.