Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1041)

Thomas Pringle


1041. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) will receive a decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44497/19]

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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.

I confirm that my Department received an application for carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 9 July 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 24 October 2019 and the first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 31 October 2019.

Arrears of allowance due for the period 2 May 2019 to 30 October 2019 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 24 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.