Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (238)

Joe Carey


238. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have an application for carer's allowance assessed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3194/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

An application for carer's allowance (CA) was received from the person concerned on 10 August 2018.

It is a condition for receipt of a CA that the person being cared for must have such disability that they require full-time care and attention.

This is defined as requiring from another person, continual supervision and frequent assistance throughout the day in connection with normal bodily functions or continual supervision in order to avoid danger to him or herself and likely to require that level of care for at least twelve months.

The evidence submitted in support of the application was examined and the deciding officer decided that this evidence did not indicate that the requirement for full-time care was satisfied.

The person concerned was notified on 1 November 2018 of the decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted additional evidence in support of her application.

The outcome of the review is that the original decision is confirmed. On 18 January 2019 the person concerned was notified of this outcome.  

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.