Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2752)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

2752. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer's allowance will be reviewed for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33186/19]

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 30 January 2019.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although a certain level of care was being provided the level involved did not amount to full-time care.

The person concerned was notified on 9 April 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted additional evidence in support of his application.

The application was referred back to a local social welfare inspector (SWI) on 17 July 2019 to assess the level of care being provided and confirm that all the conditions for receipt of carer’s allowance are satisfied.

Once the SWI has reported and the review is complete, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.