Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (792)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

792. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29614/19]

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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.

An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 25 March 2019.

It is a condition for receipt of CA that the person concerned must be providing full-time care and attention and it is a further condition that the person being cared for must require full-time care and attention.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that this evidence did not indicate that either of these conditions was satisfied.

The person concerned was notified on 6 June 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.  

The person concerned has contacted by department on 21 June 2019 to request additional time in order to gather further information before requesting a review.

To date no request formal request for same has been received by my Department.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.