Thursday, 4 July 2019

Questions (449)

Bernard Durkan


449. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer's allowance will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29054/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

I confirm that my department received an application for CA from the person concerned on 29 April 2019. Additional information in relation to the person’s application was requested by a deciding officer on 30 May 2019.

A further information request in relation to the person’s employment details was sent to the person concerned on 27 June 2019.

Once the information is received the application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy .