Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Department of Social Protection

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Photo of Terence FlanaganTerence Flanagan (Dublin North East, Renua Ireland)
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119. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will address a matter (details supplied) under the domiciliary care allowance scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4057/16]

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 17th November 2015. This application has been forwarded to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors for their medical opinion. Following receipt of this opinion, a decision will be made by a Deciding Officer and notified to the person concerned. It can currently take 12 weeks to process an application for DCA.

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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120. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she is aware of the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath who has made an application in respect of a child under the carer's allowance scheme and when she will make a decision on this application. [4120/16]

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 3rd December 2015. This application has been forwarded to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors for their medical opinion. Following receipt of this opinion, a decision will be made by a Deciding Officer and notified to the person concerned. It can currently take 12 weeks to process an application for DCA.

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