Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2813)

John Brady

Question:

2813. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the review into the carer’s allowance payment as committed to in section 14 of the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33758/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

As required under Section 14 of the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018, my Department has recently finalized a review of the financial hardship faced by carers who must provide full-time care in order to receive carer’s allowance restricting them from taking up other work to supplement their income, examining their access to pension entitlements as well as the barriers to the labour market they face after a period of caring. I expect the report will be laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas shortly.

I trust that this clarifies the issue for the Deputy.