Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (916)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

916. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will address a matter regarding payment of partial capacity benefit in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23888/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Partial Capacity Benefit scheme allows a person with reduced capacity to work and who is in receipt of Illness Benefit for at least 26 weeks or Invalidity Pension to return to work and to continue to receive a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

An official of the Department contacted the person concerned on June 7th with regard to her Partial Capacity Benefit payment. Further to that communication, the person concerned has elected to continue to receive her Partial Capacity Benefit payment.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.