Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (244)

John Brady

Ceist:

244. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications received, awarded and refused, respectively for carer’s allowance and carer’s benefit in 2018. [1830/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

The number of claims in respect of Carer's Allowance and Carer's Benefit registered, awarded or rejected in 2018

Scheme

Registered

Awarded

Rejected*

Carer's Allowance

20,122

17,242

9,291

Carer's Benefit

4,101

2,774

1,026

* The rejected claim total may include claims which were subsequently awarded on review following receipt of additional information from the applicant.