Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (246)

Brendan Howlin


246. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has not received payment of an illness benefit claim even though the person received confirmation of being awarded illness benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27309/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Supplementary Welfare Allowance at a rate of €223.70 per week.

The Department has received an application for Illness Benefit from the person concerned. He has been sent a form to clarify certain details with respect to his claim. Once the completed form is received, his claim will be processed and any arrears due to him will be issued.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.