Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (251)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

251. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for carer’s benefit in the case of a person (details supplied) will be approved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4919/19]

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

I confirm that my department received an application for CARB from the person concerned on the 10 January 2019.

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.