Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (259)

Tom Neville


259. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason an application by a person (details supplied) was refused; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49622/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance ( DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 16th August 2019.  The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying conditions for the allowance. A letter issued on the 23rd October 2019 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

In the case of an application which is refused, the applicant may submit additional information and ask to have the decision reviewed, and/or they may appeal the decision directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office.  The options available have been advised in the decision letter.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.