Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1861)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

1861. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36065/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on the 6th March 2019. The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying conditions for the allowance. A letter issued on the 8th May 2019 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

An appeal was registered by the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 27th May 2019. As part of the appeals process, the application was re-examined by a deciding officer and the person concerned was notified on the 20th August 2019 that the review was unsuccessful. An appeal submission was prepared and forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 20th August 2019 for consideration by an Appeals Officer. The Social Welfare Appeals Office will contact her directly about the outcome of the appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.