Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Carer's Allowance Applications
1267. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding a review of an application by a person (details supplied) for carer’s allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36319/18]
Carer's allowance (CA) is a means-tested social assistance payment made to a person who is habitually resident in the State and who is providing full-time care and attention to a person who has such a disability that they require that level of care.
An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 22 November 2016.
It is a condition for receipt of CA that every claimant shall furnish such certificates, documents, information and evidence as may be required for the purposes of deciding their claim.
Following the completion of the SWI investigation, a deciding officer decided on 06 July 2018 that CA could only be awarded from 18 January 2018 as the person concerned had failed to provide evidence as to the nature and degree of his employment prior to that date.
The person concerned was notified on 12 July 2018 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.
A request for review was received on 24 July 2018, however as the person concerned has not provided any new information regarding his caring duties, employment or means prior to 18 January 2018, the outcome of the review is that the original decision remains unchanged.
The person concerned was notified on 1 August 2018 of this outcome, the reason for it and of his right of appeal.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.