Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (574)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

574. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection if a carer’s benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27015/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Carer's Benefit (CARB) is a payment made to insured people who leave the workforce or reduce their working hours  to care for a person in need of full-time care and attention.  An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people. It is payable for a maximum of 104 weeks for each person being cared for. 

The person concerned applied for CARB on the 14th August 2020. 

Full-time care and attention can be considered to apply where there is an on-going and daily commitment by the carer to provide care. The evidence submitted in support of this application was examined and the deciding officer decided that although the person concerned is providing a certain level of care, the time involved is not considered to be full time.

The person concerned was notified of this decision on 15 September 2020, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

According to the records of this Department no request for a review or appeal has been received from the person concerned to date.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.