Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Carer's Benefit Applications
1157. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for carer's benefit in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3156/20]
Carer's benefit (CARB) is a payment made to insured people who leave the workforce to care for a child or an adult in need of full-time care and attention. An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.
An application for CARB was received on 14 February 2020 from the person concerned.
To qualify the carer must satisfy PRSI conditions, employment conditions, show that they are providing full-time care and attention and must show that the care recipient requires full-time care and attention.
The evidence submitted in support of this application has been examined and the deciding officer has written out to the person concerned requesting further documentation.
When this information has been returned the claim will then be processed.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.