Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (637)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

637. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an illness benefit payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8380/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned was interrupted on the 6th February 2019 pending confirmation of his employment status.

An officer from the Department has since contacted the person concerned and payment was resumed from the 14th February.  The arrears of payment due to him will issue shortly.

Medical certificates of incapacity should continue to be submitted by the person concerned in a regular fashion to ensure continuity of payment. 

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.