Thursday, 14 November 2019

Questions (172)

Robert Troy

Question:

172. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [46929/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Person Concerned submitted a late application for Illness Benefit from the 14th January 2019. This application was received by the Department on the 20th September 2019.

The claim from the person concerned has been awarded for the maximum period of 26 weeks prior to the date of receipt. This means that the claim has been awarded for payment from 22nd March 2019 to date.

A letter will issue to the person concerned shortly giving him the full details of this, and all arrears due have issued to his bank account.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.