Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Carer's Benefit Eligibility

Photo of John BrassilJohn Brassil (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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401. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed to allow a full and final decision on the case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30366/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Carer's benefit (CARB) is a PRSI based payment, made to a person who is providing full-time care and attention to a child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

Entitlement to carer’s benefit (CARB), is dependent on the provision of evidence of the care recipient’s care requirement, the level of care the carer provides, the carer’s hours of employment and their PRSI record.  Under current legislation for CARB, a carer cannot qualify for payment where the care recipient is in hospital. CARB payment can only be made from the date of discharge from hospital.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 1 May 2019.

Additional information in relation to the person’s application was requested by a deciding officer on 8 July 2019.

Once the information is received the application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy .

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