Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (245)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

245. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite a carer's allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied). [11785/14]

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 28th August 2013. The person concerned was refused carers allowance on the grounds that the care recipient is not so disabled as to require full-time care and attention as prescribed in regulations. He was notified of this decision on the 28th of November 2013, the reasons for it and of his right of review or appeal. The person in question requested a review of this decision and submitted additional medical evidence in support of the application. This additional evidence is being reviewed and the application is with a deciding officer for a decision. Once processed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.