Thursday, 4 July 2019

Questions (438)

Peter Burke

Question:

438. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is entitled to a payment. [28774/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Illness Benefit at the maximum rate of €203 per week.

Illness Benefit is classed as a short term scheme and is not a qualifying payment for fuel allowance.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.