Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1833)

Michael Healy-Rae


1833. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a partial capacity application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35560/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Partial Capacity Benefit allows a person who has been in receipt of Illness Benefit for six months and who may not have full capacity for work, to return to employment and continue to receive a partial or full payment from the Department.

The rate of payment is based on the assessment of the person's restriction on capacity for work; either moderate, severe or profound and the person retains 50%, 75%, or 100% of their Illness Benefit payment respectively.

The Partial Capacity Benefit claim from the person concerned has been processed. A letter issued on the 16th August 2019 informing him that following a review of the medical evidence provided, he has been assessed as having a severe restriction on his capacity for work.

The person concerned should inform the Department in advance of starting work in order for his Partial Capacity Benefit to be put into payment.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.