Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (590)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

590. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a claim for illness benefit in respect of a person (details supplied) will be processed to completion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39392/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department has received an application for Occupational Injury Benefit from the person concerned.

This claim has been processed and awarded.  All arrears due to the person concerned have issued directly to his nominated bank account.

He is currently paid and medically certified as unfit for work up to the 20th October 2019.

If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work beyond 20th October 2019, then a further medical certificate should be submitted to the Department in order for further payments to issue.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.