Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (823)

Tom Neville


823. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied). [29973/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance was received from the person concerned on 31 January 2019.  The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying conditions for the allowance.  A letter issued on 27 March 2019 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

A review of the decision which included a letter from Social Work Team Leader, Family Intervention Team was requested on 15 May 2019.  The claim and all information provided will be re-examined by a deciding officer and a revised decision will be made if warranted.  The person concerned will be notified of the outcome of the review as soon as possible.

Reviews are currently taking approximately 10-12 weeks to process.

 I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.