Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (738)

Michael Healy-Rae


738. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15247/20]

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.

Two applications for CA were received from the person concerned on 22 April 2020 in respect of both his parents.

Additional information in relation to the person’s application was requested by a deciding officer on 11 June 2020.

The accountant of the person concerned contacted the Department on 1 July 2020 requesting more time to return the requested information. 

Once the information is received the application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 739 answered with Question No. 690.