Written answers

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Carer's Allowance Applications

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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452. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40535/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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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 child or an adult who has such a disability that as a result they require that level of care.

An application for CA was received from the person concerned on 6 June 2019.

The application was awarded to the person concerned on 2 October 2019 with effect from 6 June 2019. The first payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 10 October 2019.

Arrears of allowance due from 6 June 2019 to 3 October 2019 have issued also.

The person concerned was notified on 2 October 2019 of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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