Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (745)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

745. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15346/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance was received from the person concerned on the 28th November 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 March 2020 setting out the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

An appeal was registered by the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 22nd April 2020. As part of the appeals process the application was re-examined by a deciding officer and the person concerned was notified on the 4th June 2020 that the review was unsuccessful. An appeal submission was prepared and forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office on the 2nd July 2020. The Social Welfare Appeals Office will contact the person directly about the outcome of the appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.