Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (1278)

Pearse Doherty


1278. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer’s allowance application will be processed for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13485/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's Benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment made to a person who leaves 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 carer’s benefit was received from the person concerned on 12 February 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 31 January 2019 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 21 March 2019.

Arrears of benefit due from 31 January 2019 to 20 March 2019 will also issue to her bank on 21 March 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 14 March 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.