Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (377)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

377. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment date for a medical examination for their disablement benefit claim; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50683/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Disablement Benefit is a payment under Occupational Injury Scheme to client who sustained injury(s) or occupational Illness as result of work. .

According to the record of the Occupational Injuries Scheme, the person(details supplied) Disablement Benefit payment is not due for review until February 2020.

A medical examination will be set up in a local Medical Review Centre in Carlow for the person in question in early/ mid-January 2020. This person will be notified of the appointment date and time about three weeks in advance of the date. '

I hope this clarifies matters for the Deputy.