Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (913)

Gerald Nash

Ceist:

913. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Health if he has sought or will be seeking for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to extend the Covid-19-related pension abatement waiver for HSE rehires beyond 30 September 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26962/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My Department is currently engaging with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to a further extension beyond 30 September 2020 of the temporary waiver of pension abatement for essential frontline healthcare workers.

The extension requirement is based on the need to retain critical skills within the health sector workforce to address the current public health situation due to COVID 19.