Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (583)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

583. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive an illness benefit payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16206/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned has been processed. He has been awarded Illness Benefit at the maximum rate and all arrears owing to him have been issued to his nominated Post Office for collection by him.

He has been paid up to the 1st April 2019, which is the date on his most recent medical certificate.

If the person concerned remains 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 matters for The Deputy.