Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (473)

John McGuinness


473. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a request for a full review of the benefit paid to a person (details supplied) from 2009 to 2011 will be expedited; if full benefit will continue to be paid to them during the appeal process; and the way in which a matter such as this can be pursued seven years later in view of the circumstances of the case and the fact that the local welfare office approved their working arrangements. [40619/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Correspondence issued to the customer in question on 28th June 2018 in response to a request for a review of an earlier decision. This correspondence outlined the detailed historical circumstances of the customer's Illness Benefit claim, advised them of the review decision and their associated right to appeal.

I understand that an appeal request was lodged with the Department's Appeals Office on 30th July 2018. That review is ongoing.

The customer in question is currently in receipt of an Illness Benefit payment.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.