Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (582)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

582. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications for carer's allowance and carer’s benefit received to date in 2019; the number approved, pending or refused, respectively; the length of time taken to make decisions on the applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50014/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following table.

Total number of carer's allowance and carer's benefit claims registered, awarded, rejected, withdrawn, cleared and pending together with the average time to award claims in weeks at the end of October 2019.

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

Withdrawn

Cleared

Pending at 31/10/2019

Average time to award

(weeks)

Carer's Allowance

16,655

14,107

7,432

482

22,021

4,357

14

Carer's Benefit

4,061

2,875

1,088

169

4,132

646

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