Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Domiciliary Care Allowance
1165. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3349/20]
An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) was received from the person concerned on the 15th November 2019. The application was not allowed as it was considered that the child did not meet the eligibility criteria for the allowance. A letter issued on the 6th February 2020 outlining the deciding officers decision.
In the case of an application which is refused, the applicant may submit additional information and ask to have the decision reviewed, and /or they may appeal the decision directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office. The options available have been advised in the decision letter.
I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.