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Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 110.  Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  if she will expedite an application for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19553/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton I confirm that an application for carer’s allowance was received from the above named. In the interests of equity and fairness, applications for carer’s allowance are normally processed in order of date of receipt in the Department. On completion of the necessary investigations relating to all aspects of her claim, a decision will be made and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.


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