Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (342)

Peter Burke


342. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer’s allowance by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52305/19]

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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.

The person concerned has been in receipt of payment for one care recipient since 2 May 2014. I confirm that my department received an application for CA for a second care recipient from the person concerned on 15 July 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 11 December 2019 and the first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 19 December 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 18 July 2019 to 18 December 2019 will also issue to her nominated bank account on 19 December 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 11 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.