Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (264)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

264. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when illness benefit will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51339/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Department administers the Illness Benefit scheme to those customers who cannot work because they are sick or ill provided they are covered by the appropriate class of social insurance (PRSI) and satisfy the PRSI conditions.

Unfortunately no Illness Benefit claim has been received from the person concerned.

An application form (IB1) for Illness Benefit has issued to the person concerned and when that is completed and returned the claim will be processed.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.