Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1792)

Michael Healy-Rae


1792. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35038/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned was in receipt of Illness Benefit from the 15th June 2011 to the 2nd July 2011.

A cheque issued to her on the 5th July 2011 for €626.70 paying her for the full period of her claim. The person concerned contacted the Department in 2011 to inform officials that the cheque had been mislaid. A replacement cheque issued to her on the 23rd August 2011.

The cheque the person concerned found and returned to the Department in February 2019 was the first cheque issued to her on the 5th July 2019. As this cheque was replaced in August 2011, I am advised that the person is not due any further payment on their claim.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.