I propose to take Question Nos. 403 and 404 together.
One of the principal conditions for receipt of carer's allowance is that full-time care and attention is required and being provided to the care recipient. The person concerned is currently in receipt of carer's allowance at the weekly rate of £88.50, 112.37. She applied for a further increase in her carer's allowance in respect of an additional care recipient on 6 July 2001.
Her application was refused as the medical evidence submitted was insufficient to determine if full-time care and attention was required. The person concerned was notified of this decision and of her right of appeal to the social welfare appeals office. She subsequently appealed the decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her appeal.