Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (156)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

156. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that guards in the Irish Prison Service whose families are in receipt of a carer's allowance have recently had their payments suspended following an instruction by inspectors from his Department that all carer's allowance payments be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25054/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy may be aware, the administration of carer's allowance payments is a matter for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. This includes decisions about entitlement to this allowance and the level of payments to be made to qualifying individuals. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform does not carry out inspections of carer's allowances payments.