Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1289)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

1289. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the payments to a person (details supplied) have ceased; when they can expect to receive payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13604/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Illness Benefit at a rate of €198 per week.

He was previously in receipt of Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance, but this payment ceased as his Illness Benefit claim was awarded.

The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned has been paid up to the 15th March 2019, which is the date on his most recent medical certificate.

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

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.