Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (175)

John McGuinness

Question:

175. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection if an appeal by a person (details supplied) for a carer’s allowance will be expedited. [7671/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

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 was received in respect of the person concerned on 13 November 2020.

It is a condition for receipt of CA that that the person being cared for must have such disability that they require full-time care. The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the Deciding Officer (DO) decided this evidence did not indicate that requirement for full-time care was satisfied.

The person who applied for CA in respect of the person concerned, was notified on 6 January 2021 of the decision, the reason for it, and of her right of review and appeal.

A request for review of this decision was received on 28 January 2021. Following this review the decision has remained unchanged.

The person who applied for CA in respect of the person concerned was notified on 6 February 2021 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of appeal.

To date no request for appeal has been received.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.