Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2816)

Robert Troy

Question:

2816. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application will be expedited for a carer's benefit by a person (details supplied). [33761/19]

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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 application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 13 May 2019.

It is a condition for receipt of a CARB 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 him or herself.

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

The person concerned was notified on 19 July 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.