Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (198)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

198. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive confirmation of their stamp contribution history for 2019 in order to have their illness benefit application processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24599/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Due to the modernisation of PRSI processes from the 1st January 2019, The Department of Employment Affairs and Social protection was able to access the PRSI record of the person concerned and confirm her contributions in order to process her Illness Benefit claim.

The person concerned exhausted her entitlement to Illness Benefit on 16 February 2019. However, she has requalified for Illness Benefit from the 20th May 2019 as she has paid 13 additional contributions after the date her benefit expired.

The person concerned has submitted medical certificates up to 16 May 2019 only.  If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work, further medical certificates from 17 May 2019 should be submitted to the Department as soon as possible in order for payments to issue to her.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.