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Illness Benefit Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 18 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Questions (330)

Robert Troy

Question:

330. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42987/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

In recent weeks, the Department experienced some delays following the introduction of a new system for Illness Benefit. The change is part of a programme of modernisation in the Department which took effect from Monday 6th August.

The claim from the person concerned has been processed and he is in receipt of his full entitlement under the Illness Benefit scheme and all arrears owing to him have been issued.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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