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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Department of Social Protection

Carer's Allowance Applications

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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126. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the refusal of an application for carer's benefit or determine eligibility for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25190/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The department received an application for carer’s benefit from the person in question for one care recipient on the 27thMarch 2014. The person concerned was refused carer’s benefit on the grounds that PRSI conditions and employment conditions were not satisfied as laid down in carer’s benefit legislation. He was notified of this decision on the 13thMay 2014.

The person concerned was advised of his possible entitlement to carer’s allowance and an application form was issued to him on 13thMay 2014. On receipt of the completed form, his entitlement will be assessed as soon as possible and he will be notified directly of the outcome.

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