Thursday, 20 May 2021

Ceisteanna (284)

John McGuinness


284. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection if an application for a carer’s allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed and approved as a matter of urgency. [27263/21]

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 can confirm that my Department received an application for CA from the person concerned on 29 January 2020.

To qualify for CA, the Carer must show that they are habitually resident in the State, that they are providing full-time care and attention to a person who requires this level of care and that their means are less than the statutory limit.

Correspondence requesting financial information and a habitual residence questionnaire issued to the person concerned on 1 February 2021. As no response was received the person’s application was disallowed on 2 March 2021.

To date the requested information has not been received by my Department.

Once this information is received a review of the person’s claim will be undertaken and he will be notified directly of the outcome in due course.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.