Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (214)

Emmet Stagg

Ceist:

214. Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Social Protection when an appeal will be decided upon in relation to a carer's allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [49349/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

I confirm that the department received an application for carer's allowance from the person in question on the 23rd February 2012. This application was referred to one of the Department's medical assessors who found that the care recipient in question was not medically eligible for carer's allowance. A letter issued on the 8th August 2012 refusing the allowance. The person in question subsequently submitted further evidence for review on 22nd September 2012. This evidence is awaiting assessment by a medical assessor. On completion of all the necessary investigations as part of this review, a decision will be made and the person in question will be contacted directly with the outcome.