Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Illness Benefit Applications
599. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied) has been refused; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9133/19]
The Illness Benefit application from the person concerned has not been refused, rather, she has been awarded Illness Benefit from 25 January 2019 at a rate of €127.80 per week. The person concerned was in receipt of a Jobseeker's Allowance payment until 24 January 2019.
The person concerned has been paid up to date and she is medically certified until 28 February 2019.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.