Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (550)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

550. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21306/18]

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.

CA was awarded to the person concerned on 24 April 2018 and the first payment issued to her nominated post office on 10 May 2018.

Arrears of allowance due from to 4 January 2018 have also issued. The person concerned was notified of these details on 24 April 2018.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.