Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (238)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

238. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when illness benefit arrears will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [40058/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned was in receipt of Carers Benefit up to 11/09/2019 and prior to that she was an adult dependent on her spouse's Illness Benefit claim.

To date, no application for Illness Benefit has been received by the person concerned.  

It is open to the person concerned to make an application for Illness Benefit in her own right, if she is unable to work due to illness or injury. Her spouse can also apply to add her as an adult dependent on his Illness Benefit claim, should she meet the qualifying criteria.

 I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.