Backdating carers allowance
A carer providing full time care on a part time basis is required under legislation to provide care for a complete week i.e. All the usual qualifying conditions for carers allowance will apply to carers availing of these arrangements.Both carers will receive the household benefits package of free schemes.Each carer will share the carer's allowance income support payment and the annual respite care grant.A carer who is providing care on a part-time basis, say on alternate weeks and where the care recipient attends a residential institution every other week can now be accommodated on the carers allowance scheme.
Where the Carer is in receipt of a pension which is a social welfare pension paid by another State, the €332.50 disregard is applied to any foreign social welfare payment in excess of the maximum Irish State Pension Contributory.The payment of Half Rate Carers with other primary Social welfare payments has been legislated for in Section 24 of the SW pensions Bill 2007.Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regualations 2007 SI 142 of 2007.Means from this employment is assessable from January 2012.- Carer or Person being Cared for must not be resident in an Institution.
- Person being cared for must be so invalided or disabled as to need full-time care and attention A person is regarded as requiring full-time care and attention when (a) s/he is so disabled or invalided that s/he requires from another person and (b) s/he is so disabled or invalided as to be likely to require full-time care and attention for a period of at least 12 months.