Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (231)

Tom Neville


231. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24439/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance was received from the person concerned on the 31st 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 27th March 2019 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

A review of the decision including additional information was requested on the 15th May 2019.  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.