Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (299)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

303 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Social Protection the current waiting time for an application for illness benefit; the number of applicants currently waiting for same to be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34794/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The average time to process a claim for illness benefit is one week.

As of 12 July 2012 there were 3,566 claims pending decision.