Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Questions (576)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

576. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for irregular payment amounts of illness benefit to a person (details supplied). [4200/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Illness Benefit claim for the person concerned is fully paid up to 26 January 2019. Her payment pattern is determined by the date her medical certificates are received and the dates her payments are due.

A payment of €162.78 issued to her bank account on 8 January 2019 that paid her for the period 8 January - 12 January 2019.

A further payment of €195.33 issued to her account on 15 January 2019 that paid her for the period 14 January - 19 January 2019.

Her most recent payment issued on 23 January 2019 for the period 21 January - 26 January 2019.

The person concerned is currently certified up to 3 February 2019 and a further payment will issue to her this week.

If she remains ill and unfit for work, further medical certificates should be submitted to the Department as soon as possible in order for payments to issue in a timely manner.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.