Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (242)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

242. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when payment arrears will issue to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4822/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of Illness Benefit and all arrears due to her have been issued.

She was previously in receipt of Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance and was paid up to the 16th January 2019.

Her Illness Benefit claim has been fully paid up to the 22nd January 2019, which is the date on her most recent medical certificate. If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work, a further medical certificate should be submitted to the Department as soon as possible in order for further payments to issue.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.