The Illness Benefit claim for the person concerned overlapped with payment under another social welfare scheme. As a result, the monetary difference between this payment and his Illness Benefit payment had to be calculated.
The Illness Benefit claim has now been processed and any arrears due have been issued. The person concerned has been paid up to the 12th February 2019 which is the date on the most recent medical certificate received.
If the person concerned remains ill and unfit for work, a medical certificate should be submitted to the Department as early as possible each week in order for payments to issue.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.