Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (635)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

635. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an illness benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21925/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department received an application for Illness Benefit from the person concerned on the 1st April 2019.

However, the person concerned is currently a qualified adult on her partner's Jobseeker's Allowance claim.  This means that her partner is in receipt of a qualified adult allowance in respect of her.

The monetary difference between this allowance and her Illness Benefit entitlement is currently being calculated. Once completed, her Illness Benefit claim will be awarded and payment will issue to her.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.