Thursday, 25 October 2018

Questions (348)

Brendan Griffin


348. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an illness benefit payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44345/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department administers the Illness Benefit (IB) scheme to those customers who cannot work because they are ill provided they are covered by the appropriate class of social insurance (PRSI) and satisfy the PRSI conditions.

The person concerned does not satisfy the PRSI conditions for the award of an IB payment. A decision letter will issue to him today.

 I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.