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€9.7 million spent on services

Updates on statistics relating to the Caranua application process are published monthly. This is the December 2014 update.

Update – December 2014

This update gives information on applications to Caranua, and payments made since January 2014. We have now:

  • Made 5,864 payments to 1,062 people
  • Verified eligibility and sent Part 2 application forms to 3,165 people
  • Received applications for services from 2,179 people
  • Paid out €9.7 million

The rest of this update provides more information on our application process and our progress in meeting the needs of people who apply to us.

How many people can apply?

To be eligible to apply to Caranua, a person must have spent time in an institution as a child, and received an award through settlement, Court or the Residential Institutions Redress Board. An estimated 15,000 people received such awards and may be eligible to apply to us.  Our Application Form Part 1 allows us to check whether someone can apply.  Once we receive the form, we usually do this in ten working days.

To the end of December we have:

  • Received 3829 Part 1 applications
  • Verified 3666 people as eligible
  • Confirmed that 66 people are not eligible

Where are people applying from?

Ireland 2933
United Kingdom 799
Outside Ireland and the United Kingdom 97

How many people have made applications for services?

Once someone is eligible to apply, we must be sure that they are who they say they are and we do this by checking identity documents.  3666 people have been asked for identity documents.  Once these have been verified, we invite people to make an application. We have received and verified identification documents for 3087 people.

For the 3087 people eligible for Part 2 of the process, we have:

  • Sent application forms to all of them
  • Received forms back from 2179 people
  • Spoken to 2171 people
  • Made payments to 1062 people(half of those who sent us back their Part 2 form)

To the end of December 2014 we had spent €9.7 million on services as follows:

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €2.4 million
Housing €7 million
Education €270,146.00
Exceptional Needs €13,521.00
Total Value of Applications Paid €9.7 million