Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (638)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

638. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied) has been received; when the application will be processed; when a decision will be made in relation to same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47731/19]

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 19 July 2019.

Additional information in relation to the person’s application was requested by a deciding officer on 6 November 2019.

Once the information is received the application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy .

Question No. 639 answered with Question No. 596.