Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (567)

Pearse Doherty


567. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer’s allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26899/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

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 carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 6 July 2020.

The application was referred to a local social welfare inspector (SWI) on 16 September 2020 to assess the level of care being provided, assess means and confirm that all the conditions for receipt of carer’s allowance are satisfied.

Once the SWI has reported, a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.

Question No. 568 answered with Question No. 530.