Written answers

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Department of Social Protection

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Photo of Jack WallJack Wall (Kildare South, Labour)
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38. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for a review of the decision to refuse their application for domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44397/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 8th July 2014. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who did not consider that the child met the medical criteria for the allowance. A letter issued on the 29th September 2014 outlining the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

A review of this decision was requested on 11th November 2014. The application will now be examined by another medical assessor; once their opinion is received the application will be re-examined by a deciding officer and a revised decision will be made, if warranted. The person concerned will be notified of the outcome of this review as soon as it is completed.

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