Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Illness Benefit Eligibility
Illness Benefit is a short term scheme intended for persons who are unable to work due to illness or injury. It is paid while the incapacitated person remains unable to work and continues to meet the conditions of the scheme. There is, however, a maximum payment period of two years after which payment will cease.
The person concerned made an Illness Benefit claim on 03/05/2017. My Department has reviewed the claim and has issued all arrears due to him.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.