Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (341)

Peter Burke

Question:

341. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied). [52304/19]

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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.

An application for CA from the person concerned on 12 July 2019, in respect of two care recipients.

In the case of the first care recipient, the application was awarded to the person concerned on 11 December 2019 with effect from 4 April 2019. The first payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 2 January 2020.

In the case of the second care recipient, the application was awarded to the person concerned on 11 December 2019 with effect from 4 October 2018. The first payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 2 January 2020.

Arrears of allowance due from 4 October 2018 to 1 January 2020 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 11 December 2019 of these decisions, the reasons for them and of his right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.