Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (261)

Robert Troy


261. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carer's allowance will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [4446/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance 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.

My department received an application for carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 28 June 2018.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although a certain level of care was being provided, the level involved did not amount to full-time care.

The person concerned was notified on 26 November 2018 of this decision, the reason for it and of their right of review and appeal.

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

The review is on-going and once complete; the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.