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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Department of Social Protection

Carer's Allowance Delays

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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39. To ask the Minister for Social Protection why she has not made a decision on an application by a person (details supplied) under the carer's allowance scheme given that the person lodged the application on 16 December 2015; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9161/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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I confirm that the department received an application for carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 16 December 2015.

A decision on this application is expected to be completed shortly and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

In the meantime, both the person concerned and his spouse are in receipt of a weekly social welfare support.

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