Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (556)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

556. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's benefit allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21335/18]

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 carer's benefit (CARB) was received from the person concerned on 28 February 2018.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 15 March 2018 and the first payment issued to his nominated bank account on 29 March 2018.

The person concerned was notified of these details on 22 March 2018.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.