Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (309)

Charlie McConalogue


309. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Donegal was not paid illness benefit on 12 October 2019, in view of the fact the person's certificate was posted to her Department on 4 October 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42799/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned experienced a delay in his payment as the Department had not yet received his most recent medical certificate and therefore there was a delay in processing it.

The person concerned was previously medically certified until the 3rd October 2019, and was fully paid up to this date.

The Department processed a further medical certificate on the 11th October 2019 which certified him for the period of the 4th October 2019 to the 31st October 2019. A payment was issued on the 11th October 2019 to the bank account of the person concerned which paid him fully up to date.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.