Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Carer's Benefit Applications

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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383. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30104/19]

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

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 27 March 2019. 

The application was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 22 August 2019 when her carer’s leave commences. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 22 August 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 6 July 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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384. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30110/19]

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

An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 21 March 2019 in respect of two care recipients.

The person concerned on 28 June 2019, requested that the application in respect of her father be withdrawn.

The application in respect of her daughter was awarded with effect from 6 June 2019 when her carer’s leave commenced. The first payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 11 July 2019. 

Arrears of benefit due from 6 June 2019 to 10 July 2019 will also issue to her bank on 11 July 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 6 July 2019 of these decisions, the reason for them and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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385. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30111/19]

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

An application for CARB was received from the person concerned on 21 June 2019. The application is currently being processed and once completed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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