459. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision on a domiciliary care allowance review for a person (details supplied) will issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 47754/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals)

Minister of State at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Finian McGrath): An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received from this lady on the 5th April 2017. 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 7th September 2017 outlining the decision.
A request for a review of this decision was received on 21st September 2017. The application wil...

343. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason the file regarding a domiciliary care allowance requested by the appeals office on 3 October 2013 has not as yet been provided by her Department in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55319/13 asked on 15 Jan 2014 - Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): An application for domiciliary care allowance was received in respect of the child concerned on the 19th July 2013. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors whose opinion was that the child was not medically eligible for the allowance. A letter issued on the 4th September 2013 advising of the decision to disallow the application.
The person concerned subsequently lodged an appeal against this decision. As p...