Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (543)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

543. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21052/18]

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 providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require this level of care.

The Department periodically reviews claims in payment to ensure that there is continued entitlement.

Following a review in this case, which involved an investigation by a social welfare inspector, it was decided that the person concerned was no longer providing full-time care and attention as required.

The person concerned was notified on 24 January 2018 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of the decision and submitted additional evidence in support of a review. Following this review, the decision remained unchanged and the person concerned was notified on 26th March 2018 of the outcome.

I understand from the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an appeal was requested on 21 March 2018. On 9 April 2018, the person concerned notified my Department he wished to withdraw his appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.