Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (236)

James Browne

Ceist:

236. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding a carer’s allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3121/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I confirm that my department received an application for carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 9 October 2018. 

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 16 January 2019 with effect from 11 October 2018. The first payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 24 January 2019. 

Arrears of allowance due from 11 October 2018 to 23 January 2019 will also issue on 24 January 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 16 January 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.