Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (527)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

527. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for a carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20809/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.

I confirm that my Department received an application for CA from the person concerned on 7 March 2018.

The application is currently being examined by a deciding officer and once processed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.