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Over €66.8 million spent on services for survivors

Updates on statistics relating to the Caranua application process are published regularly. This is the December 2017 update

This update gives information on applications to Caranua, and payments made since we opened for applications. We have now:

  • Received Part 1 applications from over 5,600 people
  • Paid out over €66.8 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 November we have:

  • Received 5605 Part 1 applications
  • Verified 5366 people as eligible
  • Confirmed that 109 people are not eligible

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. 5366 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 4959 people.

Payments and spend (to end of December 2017)

To the end of December 2017 we had spent €66.8 million on services as follows:

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €17.5 million
Housing €47.8 million
Education €1.2 million
Exceptional Needs €166,997
Total Value of Applications Paid €66.8 million