The qualifying conditions for disability allowance (DA) are very different to domiciliary care allowance. To qualify for a DA payment a person must be substantially restricted in undertaking suitable employment, be aged between 16 and 65, satisfy a means test and habitually resident in the State.
It is not the case that any person is automatically entitled to DA because a domiciliary care allowance payment was being made in respect of them when they were under 16 years of age.
A completed application form for disability allowance must be submitted to the Department in order to have eligibility checked and a formal decision made on entitlement. To date no application for disability allowance has been received from the person concerned.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.