Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (223)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

223. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); if same will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37943/19]

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.

I confirm that my department received an application for CA from the person concerned on 11 June 2019. 

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 16 September 2019 and the first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 19 September 2019. 

Arrears of allowance due from 13 June 2019 to 18 September 2019 will also issue 19 September 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 16 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.