Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (555)

Michael Healy-Rae


555. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21334/18]

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 10 May 2018 and the first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 17 May 2018.

Arrears of allowance due from to 09 November 2017 to 16 May 2018 will also issue. The person concerned was notified of these details on 10 May 2018.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.