Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (260)

Robert Troy


260. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carer's allowance review will be expedited in the case of a person (details supplied). [26938/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment, made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.

The person concerned is in receipt of carer’s allowance (CA) for one care recipient since 3 December 2015.

My department received an application for CA for a 2nd care recipient on the 20 September 2018.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although a certain level of care was being provided the level involved did not amount to full-time care.

The person concerned was notified on 8 April 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted additional evidence in support of her application.

The outcome of the review is that the original decision is confirmed. On 21 June 2019 the person concerned was notified of this outcome and of their right of appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.