Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (612)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

612. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47338/19]

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 25 July 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 13 November 2019 with effect from 25 July 2019. The first payment will issue to his nominated post office on 21 November 2019. 

Arrears of the allowance due from 24 July 2019 to 13 November 2019 were issued by cheque on 13 November 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 13 November 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.