Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (668)

Seán Fleming

Question:

668. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a form will be signed by her Department (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28095/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The statutory Recovery of Certain Benefits and Assistance provisions enable the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to recover the value of certain illness-related social welfare payments from compensation awards made to persons as a consequence of personal injuries claims. The benefits are recovered from the compensator and not from the injured person.

An application for a statement of recoverable benefits was received by the Department on 18th June 2019 from AXA Insurance in relation to the person concerned. The application was processed on 24th June 2019.

A statement of recoverable benefits with covering correspondence was posted to AXA Insurance and a copy posted to the person concerned on 24th June 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.