Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (624)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

624. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37065/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Carer's Benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment, made to persons who are providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.  

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 8 July 2019. 

The application was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 18 July 2019 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 26 September 2019. 

Arrears of benefit due from 18 July 2019 to 25 September 2019 will also issue to her bank on 26 September 2019.  

The person concerned was notified on 10 September 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.