Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ceisteanna (397)

Damien English

Ceist:

397. Deputy Damien English asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if the improvements made in relation to domiciliary care allowance can be extended to carer's allowance, carer's benefit and the respite care grant, as recommended by the Carers Association; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31437/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

In its 2015 pre-budget submission to the Department, the Carers Association welcomed the recent review of domiciliary care allowance (DCA), acknowledged the very significant improvements that the revised application process for DCA will offer parents caring for children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) and requested that the application process for carers payments be similarly revised.

The Department will discuss this issue with the Carers Association in the context of its ongoing consultation with the association and other carers’ representative groups.