1492. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of a carer’s allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35219/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): I confirm that the department received an application for carer’s allowance (CA) from the person concerned on 13 February 2017 in respect of two care recipients.

The application was disallowed on the grounds that the person concerned failed to provide information as requested by a deciding officer (DO) and as a result her entitlement could not be determined.

The person concerned was notified on 19 May 2017 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted additional evidence in support of her application.

The application was disallowed by a deciding officer (DO) on the grounds that the person concerned was working outside the home for more than 15 hours per week contrary to the conditions for receipt of CA and that her means were not less than the statutory limit.

The person concerned was notified on 18 July 2017 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.