Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (488)

Brendan Griffin


488. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application by a person (details supplied) for a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41029/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance 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.

I confirm that my department received an application for carer’s allowance from the person concerned on 21 June 2019. Additional information in relation to the person’s application has been requested by a deciding officer. Once the information is received the application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy .