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.
As is the case with most other means-tested social welfare payments, CA is not payable on an extended basis to or in respect of persons outside the State, although legislation provides for the payment of CA when a person leaves the State on a temporary basis. A Carer may be absent from the state while on holiday for a maximum of 3 weeks each year and continue to receive payment of CA.
Before going abroad the Carer is obliged to notify this department of that fact.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.