Thursday, 4 July 2019

Questions (430)

Seán Sherlock


430. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be finalised on a carer’s allowance claim in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [28678/19]

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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 13 March 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 16 May 2019 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment issued to her nominated bank account on 27 June 2019.

Arrears of benefit due from 16 May 2019 to 3 July 2019 also issued to her bank on 27 June 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 24 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.