Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (340)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

340. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a payment will issue for an application by a person (details supplied) for illness benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44262/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

My Department recently moved to a new IT system for Illness Benefit (IB) and this has impacted on payments to some IB customers.

The IB claim for the person concerned is paid up to date.  She is currently medically certified until 29th October 2018.  If she remains ill after that date, she should continue to send medical certs to the Department. 

 I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.