Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1774)

Paul Kehoe


1774. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; if not, if a new application needs to be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34772/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance ( DCA) was received in respect of this child on the 7th June 2018. The application was not allowed as it was considered that the child did not meet the eligibility criteria for the allowance. A letter issued on the 4th September 2018 outlining the decision.

The right to request a review of the decision and/or appeal the decision directly to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office ( SWAO) was outlined in the letter.

A request for a review of this decision was not received and an appeal has not been registered with the SWAO. A review of the decision can still be requested in this case. However, due to time that has elapsed since the original application, this would be most effectively progressed by completing the Dom Care 1 form, available on outlining the child's current care needs and including any recent medical reports on their disability.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.