Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (559)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

559. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21359/18]

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.

My department received an application for CA from the person concerned on 6 December 2017.

It is a condition for receipt of CA that every claimant shall furnish such certificates, documents, information and evidence as may be required for the purposes of deciding their claim.

This application was disallowed on the grounds that the carer was not providing full-time care and attention as required and that she failed to furnish information requested by the deciding officer on 28 February 2018.

The person concerned was notified on 9 April 2018 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.