Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (485)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

485. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) is not receiving a regular weekly payment of illness benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40859/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

In recent weeks, the Department experienced some delays following the introduction of a new system for Illness Benefit. The change is part of a programme of modernisation in the Department which took effect from Monday 6th August. Some GPs have continued to use the old forms after this changeover date which the Department has, to date, continued to accept in the interest of paying our customers.

The claim from the person concerned has been processed and he is in receipt of his full entitlement under the Illness Benefit Scheme and any/all arrears owing to him have been issued.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.