Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (624)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

624. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a partial capacity benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5460/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Partial Capacity Benefit allows a person who has been in receipt of Illness Benefit for six months and who may not have full capacity for work, to return to employment and continue to receive a partial or full payment from the Department.

The personal rate of payment is based on the assessment of the restriction on capacity for work i.e. moderate, severe or profound, where a person retains 50%, 75%, or 100% of their payment respectively.

The Partial Capacity Benefit claim from the person concerned was received on the 16th January 2019 and is currently being processed. The person concerned will be notified as soon as a decision has been made on his claim.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.