Cope urges Varadkar to speed up decisions on carer grant applications

Pat The Cope Gallagher

A Donegal Deputy is calling on Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar to speed up the application process for Carers Allowance and Carers Benefit.

Pat the Cope Gallagher says the delays are causing unnecessary hardships and stress to many families who are caring on a full time basis for their family members and loved ones.

He says in some cases there are delays of up 20 week in applications being processed.

Pat the Cope says it is clear the Department of Social Protection is understaffed............