Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (704)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

704. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26254/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Applications for CA were received from the person concerned on 15 March 2019, in respect of both his parents.

An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.

The applications were awarded to the person concerned on 19 June 2019 with effect from 21 March 2019. The first payment will issue to his nominated post office on 4 July 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 21 March 2019 to 3 July 2019 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 19 June 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.