Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (355)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

355. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding an application for a domiciliary care allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52547/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The lady concerned is in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) for two children, one since 2015 and one since 2017; there is no other application for DCA pending at this time.

The child who is in payment since 2015 was amongst a number of DCA cases randomly selected earlier this year for a review of their continued entitlement to the payment. Those selected were asked to complete a review form and return it to the department within 5 months, which this lady has recently done.

The review of the child's continued eligibility to DCA will be completed as soon as possible, payment will continue as normal while this review is completed. Notification of the outcome of the review process will issue to her in due course.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.