Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Ceisteanna (450)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

450. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer’s benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20011/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a payment made to insured people who leave the workforce to care for a person(s) in need of full-time care and attention.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 30 January 2018.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 3 May 2018 and the first payment will issue to her nominated post office on 4 May 2018.

The person concerned was notified on 25 April 2018 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.