Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (688)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

688. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made to reinstate the full illness benefit claim by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9739/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Partial Capacity Benefit which is a scheme that permits persons who are in receipt of Illness Benefit payments to undertake limited work and received a reduced amount of Illness Benefit.

Recently, the person concerned was fully incapacitated for a short period and applied for full rate Illness Benefit for that period. I can confirm that the person concerned has had arrears calculated and these will be included with their next payment.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.