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Occupational Injuries Benefit Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 7 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Questions (174)

Martin Heydon

Question:

174. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for an occupational injury benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46126/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Occupational Injury Benefit (OIB) claim for the person concerned was disallowed.

The reason for this decision is because, as stated by the person concerned, he first noticed his incapacity before Christmas last. However, his incident at work did not occur until 8th February 2018.

OIB is only allowed in cases where the incapacity is solely due to a work place accident or develops due to the nature of the work.

The person concerned does not have sufficient contributions for the award of an Illness Benefit payment.

If the person has an urgent financial need, he should contact the Community Welfare Service through the local Intreo Centre.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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