Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (290)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

290. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer’s allowance payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3656/19]

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 child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 13 November 2018.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 21 January 2019, first payment will issue to his nominated post office on 31 January 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 15 November 2018 to 30 January 2019 have also issued.

The person concerned was notified on 21 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.