Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (547)

Robert Troy

Question:

547. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 679 of 4 December 2018, if an application for backdated illness benefit for the years 2015 to 2017 will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [52022/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

An application was received from the person concerned on the 15th February 2018 claiming Illness Benefit from the 1st September 2015.  

Under the Social Welfare (Bilateral Agreement with the United Kingdom and Social Security) Order 2007 the regulations state that the country in which  a person was last insurably employed is responsible for the claim.

As the person concerned was last insurably employed in Jersey in 2015 the claim is proper to Jersey and my Department's EU Records section has forwarded the claim to the appropriate authorities in there.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.