Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (164)

John McGuinness


164. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carer's allowance will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [39036/19]

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 2 September 2019. The application was referred to a local social welfare inspector (SWI) on 9 September 2019 to assess the level of care being provided, assess means and confirm that all the conditions for receipt of carer’s allowance are satisfied.

Once the SWI has reported, a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.