Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Carer's Benefit Applications
1160. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application will be expedited for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3268/20]
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.
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.
CARB was awarded to the person concerned with effect from 5 March 2020. The person concerned was notified of this decision on 27 February 2020.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.