Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Social Welfare Payments

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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613. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carer’s allowance award will be backdated to the date care was transferred to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32782/22]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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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.

I confirm that an application for CA was received from the person concerned on 5 April 2022.

The person concerned was awarded CA on 25 May 2022 with effect from 7 April 2022.

The person concerned was notified on 25 May 2022 of this decision, the reason for it and of their right of review and appeal.

According to the records of the Department, she has not exercised either right.

The file has now been sent for review regarding the date of award.

Once the review is completed, the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.

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