Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Department of Social Protection
Carer's Allowance Delays
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]
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.