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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 13 July 2021

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Ceisteanna (444)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

444. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of domiciliary care applicants who were successful in their applications when their initial refusal was reviewed in each of the years since 2017, by county. [37337/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) is administered centrally for the entire country, and as a result statistics for applications and reviews processed are not collated on a county by county basis. The available figures, which are from 2018, for successful reviews carried out by DCA section are outlined in the table below.

Year

Found eligible on review by a Deciding Officer

2018

765

2019

769

2020

724

2021 (to end of June)

333

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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