Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Department of Social Protection

Illness Benefit Payments

Photo of Michelle MulherinMichelle Mulherin (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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114. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo who receives a payment under the illness benefit scheme receives an additional payment for a dependent child. [4022/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The person concerned applied for and was awarded illness benefit from 4 September 2015. At that time the person concerned did not make a claim in respect of a qualified child dependent(s).

An application form to claim for a child dependent increase has issued to the person concerned on 29 January 2016. Their entitlement to a child dependant increase will be definitively determined on return of the completed application form.

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