Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Carer's Support Grant
1131. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in Cork City has been denied a carer’s support grant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2749/20]
The Carer's Support Grant is an annual payment made to full-time carers.
The person concerned applied for a Grant in respect of her sister-in-law. The person concerned advised that she provided 2 hours care, on 5 days each week. I am advised that the person's claim was refused on the ground that this was not regarded as sufficient to meet the care requirement of the scheme. I am further advised that the person unsuccessfully appealed this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office. Written notification of the decision of the Appeals Officer was sent to her in May 2019.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy