Written answers

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Department of Social Protection

Carer's Allowance Payments

Photo of Willie PenroseWillie Penrose (Longford-Westmeath, Labour)
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184. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the steps she will take to expedite an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Longford which was initially made in May 2015, and which is relevant for the months of May, June and July 2015, whilst the person was caring for his mother; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34133/15]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The carer’s allowance application of the person concerned was awarded on 1 October 2015 by arrears only, for the period from 7 May 2015 to 29 July 2015, when the person concerned ceased to provide full-time care and attention.

Payment of the arrears is due to issue to the nominated bank account on 8 October 2015. The person concerned was notified of the decision on 1 October 2015.

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