Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1854)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1854. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for carer's allowance will be processed and approved in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35783/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 23 July 2019. The application is currently being processed and once completed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.