Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Social Protection

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Photo of Dan NevilleDan Neville (Limerick, Fine Gael)
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138. To ask the Minister for Social Protection to set out the position regarding a domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46972/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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An application for domiciliary care allowance was received from the person concerned on 20 February 2014. The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying conditions for the allowance. A letter issued on 10 April 2014 advising of the decision.

A review of this decision was requested on the 20th August 2014 and additional information on this child’s condition/care needs was supplied. The application together with the new information supplied was examined by another medical assessor who did not consider that the child met the medical criteria for the allowance.

Having reviewed the application in its entirety, the deciding officer considered that a revision of the original decision was not warranted and confirmed this in writing on 18 October 2014. The person concerned has been advised of his right to appeal the decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office.


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