Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (650)

Denis Naughten

Question:

650. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on an application; the reason for the delay in same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51818/19]

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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.

The application in question was referred to a local social welfare inspector (SWI) on 6 September 2019 and follow up contact was made with the SWI on 5 December 2019 to confirm that all the conditions for receipt of carer’s allowance are satisfied.

Once the SWI has reported, a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.