Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (591)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

591. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application will be expedited for a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied). [24912/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 5 March 2019.

As the spouse of applicant is self-employed, additional information was requested by a deciding officer from the person concerned on 10 June 2019. Once the information is received the application will be processed and she will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.