Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (268)

Seán Sherlock


268. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will issue on a carer’s allowance claim by a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [49235/19]

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 carer's allowance (CA) was received from the person concerned on 20 May 2019 in respect of two care recipients. 

It is a condition for receipt of CA that the person concerned must be providing full-time care and attention.

The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and it was decided that while a certain level of care was being provided, the time involved was not considered to be full time in the case of either care recipient. The person concerned was notified on 25 September 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal. 

The person concerned requested a review and submitted additional evidence in support.  

On review, the application was awarded to the person concerned on 18 November 2019, with effect from 23 May 2019 for both care recipients. The first payment issued to her nominated bank account on 21 November 2019.  

Arrears of allowance due from 23 May 2019 to 20 November 2019 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 18 November 2019 of this revised decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.