Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (292)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

292. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made regarding a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51928/19]

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 31 May 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 6 December 2019 and the first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 19 December 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 6 June 2019 to 18 December 2019 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 6 December 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.