Thursday, 16 May 2019

Questions (173)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

173. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the illness benefit payment of a person (details supplied) has been suspended; when same will be reinstated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21217/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Illness Benefit payment to the person concerned was suspended on the 2nd April 2019 as Supplementary Welfare Allowance payments were also being made to him for a period and the overlap in payment required to be assessed.

The Illness Benefit payment has been reinstated and the person concerned has been paid up to date. He is currently medically certified as unfit for work until the 30th June 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.