Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Carer's Allowance Applications
477. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40939/19]
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.
I confirm that my department received an application for Carer's allowance from the person concerned on 29 July 2019. A letter was issued by a deciding officer on 21 September 2019 seeking clarification from the person concerned.
Once a response 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 .