Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (663)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

663. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made in relation to a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28057/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based 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.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 16 April 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 18 April 2019 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 4 July 2019.

Arrears of benefit due from 18 April 2019 to 3 July 2019 will also issue to her bank account on 4 July 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 27 June 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.