Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Questions (628)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

628. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding payment being stopped in relation to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48249/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Occupational Injury Benefit (OIB) claim for the person concerned is medically certified and paid up to 18 November 2018 and any arrears due have issued.

If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work, further medical certificates should be submitted to the Department as soon as possible in order for further payments to issue to him.

The Deputy should note that OIB is paid for a maximum of 26 weeks from the date of a person's accident.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.