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Carer's Allowance Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 28 April 2016

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Ceisteanna (12)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

12. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of arrears on a payment to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8745/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The application for carer’s allowance in respect of the person concerned was awarded on 22 December 2015. Arrears of allowance due from 23 July 2015 to 16 December 2015 were issued by cheque on 23 December 2015.

That cheque was cashed so the department has obtained a copy of the cashed cheque in order to examine the signature. Having examined the cashed cheque and compared it to the samples of the signature of the person concerned, the department is satisfied that the signature is highly likely to be the signature of the person concerned.

On 26 April 2016, a copy of the cashed cheque was sent to the person concerned. If, having received and examined the copy and checking his/her bank statements etc, the person concerned still maintains that s/he did not cash the cheque, s/he should get back in touch with the department immediately.

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