Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (250)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

250. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3361/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment, made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care. 

An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 14 November 2018 in respect of two care recipients. The application is currently being processed and once completed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.