Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Social Protection

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal North East, Fianna Fail)
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149. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a review of a domiciliary care allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal. [47128/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 27th June 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 18th September 2014 outlining the decision of the deciding officer to refuse the allowance.

A review of this decision was requested on 7th October 2014 and additional information on this child’s condition/care needs has been supplied. The application together with the new information supplied 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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