Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (379)

James Lawless

Question:

379. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for partial capacity benefit by a person (details supplied). [50699/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Illness Benefit at the maximum rate of €203 per week.

An application for Partial Capacity Benefit from the person concerned was received on the 22nd October 2019. A letter issued to her on the 24th October 2019 informing her that her application had been received and that it could take up to 12 weeks to be processed.

A further letter issued on the 30th November 2019 informing her that a decision had been made on her claim and that she had been assessed as having a severe incapacity for work.

Once she has provided the Department with the date she is returning to work then her Illness benefit claim will be closed and her Partial Capacity Benefit claim can be awarded.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.