Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1864)

Mary Butler

Question:

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.