Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (384)

Michael Healy-Rae


384. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30110/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment, made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care. 

An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 21 March 2019 in respect of two care recipients.

The person concerned on 28 June 2019, requested that the application in respect of her father be withdrawn.

The application in respect of her daughter was awarded with effect from 6 June 2019 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 11 July 2019. 

Arrears of benefit due from 6 June 2019 to 10 July 2019 will also issue to her bank on 11 July 2019.  

The person concerned was notified on 6 July 2019 of these decisions, the reason for them and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.