Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (620)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

620. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an illness benefit for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51377/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned has been awarded at the graduated rate of €159.00 per week. Arrears have issued to the bank account of the person concerned paying him up to the 2nd December 2019, the date on his most recent medical certificate.

If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work, a further medical certificate should be submitted to the Department as soon as possible in order for further payments to issue.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.