Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (318)

Bernard Durkan


318. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if approval for carer's benefit continues in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42897/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment, made to a person 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.

The person concerned applied for CARB for her mother on the 27 May 2019. Carers Leave was granted by her employer from 22 August 2019 to 7 June 2020. CARB has been awarded for a period of 3 months from the 22 August up to 27 November 2019, as it was decided that she required full-time care for that period.

The carer submitted further evidence on 18 September 2019 in support of her claim for continued payment after the 3 months. This evidence 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 the 8 October 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.