Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (635)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

635. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed and expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5597/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned is currently in receipt of an Illness Benefit payment and he can continue to receive this benefit provided he remains medically certified as unfit for work by his doctor and submits weekly certificates to that effect until he reaches 66 years of age.

His entitlement to State Pension (contributory) is due to commence from the 19th February 2019 and his first payment is due on the 15th February 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.