Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (664)

Willie O'Dea


664. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made in regard to an application for carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28058/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for carer’s allowance (CA) was received from the person concerned on 11 January 2019.

It is a condition for receipt of a CA that the person being cared for must have such disability that they require full-time care and attention.

This is defined as requiring from another person, continual supervision and frequent assistance throughout the day in connection with normal bodily functions or continual supervision in order to avoid danger to him or herself and likely to require that level of care for at least twelve months.

The evidence submitted in support of the application was examined and the deciding officer decided that the evidence did not indicate that the requirement for full-time care was satisfied.

The person concerned was notified on 21 March 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 review is on-going and once complete; the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.