Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (239)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

239. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be expedited. [40066/19]

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 23 July 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 1 October 2019 with effect from 25 July 2019. The first payment will issue to her nominated post office on 10 October 2019. 

Arrears of allowance due from 25 July 2019 to 9 October 2019 have issued also.

The person concerned was notified on 1 October 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.