Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1864)

Mary Butler


1864. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on the average wait time for applicants to receive illness benefit; the length of time applications are taking to process; if the process is handled in a timely and efficient manner; her plans to streamline the process further; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36111/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Currently, the average time to award an Illness benefit claim is one week. Applicants for Illness Benefit who are due a payment, and whose medical certificates and claims are in order, receive their payment promptly.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.