Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (258)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

258. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which outstanding payments for a disability allowance or jobseeker's allowance remains in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6211/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

From the information available to the Department, the person concerned did not have a claim for either Disability Allowance or Jobseeker's Allowance in the past year.

The person concerned applied for Illness Benefit in January 2018. A form issued to her to clarify the dates for which she received holiday pay, as Illness Benefit is not payable while a person is receiving holiday pay. As this form has not been received to date the claim can not be processed.

When the requested information is received the person's claim will be processed and any payment due to her will be issued.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.