Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (474)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

474. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when arrears will issue to a person (details supplied) in respect of a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48704/19]

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 can confirm that arrears of carers allowance due from 6 December 2018 to 5 June 2019, for the amount of €4,075.50, will be issued to the nominated bank account of the person concerned on 28 November 2019.

The person concerned was notified of this on 21 November 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.