Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (919)

Thomas Pringle


919. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) County Sligo has been received in April 2019; when the application will be processed; when a decision will be made on the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31219/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

It is a condition for receipt of Carer's Benefit (CARB) that the person being cared for must have such a disability that they require full-time care and attention.

This is defined as requiring from another person, continual supervision and frequent assistance throughout the day in connection with normal bodily functions or continual supervision in order to avoid danger to him or herself.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 12 April 2019.

The application for CARB was disallowed on the grounds that the evidence submitted did not indicate that the requirement for full-time care was satisfied.

The person concerned was notified on 26 June 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.