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Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 295.  Deputy Noel Coonan Information on Noel Coonan Zoom on Noel Coonan  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  when an application for domiciliary care allowance will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16168/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton An application for domiciliary care allowance (DCA) was received on 11th November 2011. This application was referred to one of the Department’s Medical Assessors who found that the child was not medically eligible for DCA. A letter issued on 7th February 2012 refusing the allowance. The person concerned subsequently requested a medical review of this decision and supplied additional medical information in support of their application. The case was reviewed by a medical assessor on 26th March 2012 and they are now satisfied that the child qualifies for the payment. A revised decision will issue to the person concerned shortly and they will be notified of when the first payment will be available.


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