Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (708)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

708. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53089/19]

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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 CA from the person concerned on 28 August 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 4 December 2019 and the first payment issued to her nominated Post Office on 12 December 2019.  

Arrears of allowance due from 12 September 2019 to 11 December 2019 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 4 December 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal. We have not received a request to appeal this decision.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.