Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (769)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

769. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer's support grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29342/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Carer’s Support Grant is an annual payment made by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to full-time carers.

The person concerned was paid the 2018 grant earlier this year. A short questionnaire was sent to her for completion in April in order to assess her eligibility for the 2019 grant. However, the completed questionnaire has not been returned by her.

The questionnaire was reissued to the person concerned on the 3rd of July and a decision will issue to her on receipt of the completed questionnaire.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.