Written answers

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Carer's Benefit Applications

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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234. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40026/19]

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 8 June 2019.

The carers leave commenced on 2 September 2019. The application was awarded to the person concerned on 27 September 2019, effective from 5 September 2019. The first payment will issue to her nominate bank account on 3 October 2019. 

Arrears of allowance due from 5 September 2019 to 2 October 2019 will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 27 September 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.


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