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 CA from the person concerned on 31 May 2019.
The application was awarded to the person concerned on 6 December 2019 and the first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 19 December 2019.
Arrears of allowance due from 6 June 2019 to 18 December 2019 will issue shortly.
The person concerned was notified on 6 December 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.