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Social Welfare Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 27 January 2022

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Ceisteanna (291)

Bernard Durkan


291. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will review an application for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4036/22]

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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.

An application was received for CA from the person concerned on 28 September 2021.

It is a condition for receipt of CA that every claimant shall furnish such certificates, documents, information, and evidence as may be required for the purposes of deciding the claim.

Additional information was requested on 1 October 2021 and on 4 November 2021 by a deciding officer, regarding the person’s application, financial information, and hours of employment.

The person concerned did not provide documents that were requested. Therefore, her application for CA was disallowed.

The person concerned was notified on 9 December 2021 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

On foot of this parliamentary question, the file has been sent for review. If the person concerned has further evidence to support her request for a review, it should be submitted now.

Once the review is complete, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.