Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (259)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

259. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an illness benefit claim by a person (details supplied) will go back into payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51311/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Illness Benefit claim for the person concerned has been put back into payment and all arrears owing to her have been issued.

The claim is medically certified up to the 13th May 2019 and has been paid up to the 12th December 2018. Illness Benefit payments will continue to automatically issue up to the certified date.

If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work after the 13th May 2019, a further medical certificate should be submitted to the Department prior to 13th May 2019 in order for further payments to issue.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.