Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (241)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

241. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4793/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's benefit (CARB) is a payment made to insured people who leave the workforce to care for a child or an adult in need of full-time care and attention.

I confirm that my department received an application for CARB from the person concerned on the 31 December 2018.

Additional information was requested from the person concerned on 28 January 2019 in relation to discharge dates from hospital and the period of leave granted by their employer. Once this information is received the application will be processed without delay and they will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.