Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2688)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

2688. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal for carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31941/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for carer's allowance (CA) was received from the person concerned on 20 April 2019.

It is a condition for receipt of a CA that the person being cared for must have such 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 himself or herself and likely to require that level of care for at least twelve months.

The evidence submitted in support of these applications was examined and the deciding officer decided that this evidence did not indicate that the requirement for full-time care was satisfied for either care recipient.

The person concerned was notified on 4 July 2019 of the decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.