Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (723)

Robert Troy

Question:

723. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the annual respite entitlements of those receiving full-time care. [26809/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Carer’s Support Grant (formerly called the Respite Care Grant) is an annual payment made by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to full-time carers.

The Grant is paid automatically to carers who are receiving Carer’s Allowance (whether full rate or half rate), Carer’s Benefit, or Domiciliary Care Allowance. Other full-time carers who are not receiving any of these payments may also apply for the Carer’s Support Grant. The Grant is paid at the rate of €1,700 per annum in respect of each person being cared for.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy