Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (748)

Peter Burke


748. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review for carer's allowance for a person (details supplied). [29147/19]

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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.

Means are any income belonging to the carer and their spouse, civil partner, or cohabitant, property, (except their own home) or an asset that could bring in money or provide them with an income, for example occupational pensions, or pensions or benefits from another country.

The person concerned is in receipt of a reduced rate of CA due to her spouse’s income. 

On 13 December 2018 she requested a re-assessment of her CA entitlement.

Additional information in relation to the person’s means was requested by a deciding officer on 2 July 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.