Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (267)

Brendan Howlin


267. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding an application for illness benefit in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27125/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently a qualified adult on her partner's Invalidity Pension claim. This means that her partner is in receipt of a payment in respect of her.

A claim for Illness Benefit by the person concerned has been received and the monetary difference between the Invalidity Pension qualified adult allowance and her Illness Benefit entitlement is currently being calculated and processed. If her entitlement on Illness Benefit is higher she will be paid that amount and any arrears due will be paid to her within 10 working days.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.