Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (625)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

625. 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. [51479/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned has been awarded at the maximum rate of €203 per week.

There was a delay in processing the claim from the person concerned as the details on his application form did not match the department's records, and this required manual intervention in order to process his claim.

An award letter has issued to the person concerned and he has now been paid fully up to date. He is currently medically certified as unfit for work until the 18th December 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.