Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
1010. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person caring for two persons can claim a higher level of carer’s allowance than a person caring for one person; and if not, the reason. [11196/20]
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.
An increased payment can be made where full-time care is being provided to two people.
A person who is caring for two care recipients can claim full rate CA of €219.00 per week for the first care recipient and an additional €109.50 half rate of CA for the second care recipient.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.