Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (625)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

625. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8118/19]

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.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 23 October 2018.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although the person concerned is providing a certain level of care the time involved is not considered to be full time.

The person concerned was notified on 28 January 2018 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

A review of this decision was sought on 4 February 2019.  The outcome of the review is that the original decision remains unchanged.

To date no further request for a review or appeal has been received from the person concerned. I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.