Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2670)

John Brady

Question:

2670. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of illness benefit for more than two years; and the number in receipt of the payment for each additional year. [31738/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department administers the Illness Benefit scheme to persons who cannot work due to illness provided they are covered by the appropriate class of Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and satisfy the contribution conditions.

The number of Illness Benefit claims in payment for over two years at July 11th 2019 is 12,667.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.