Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Illness Benefit Payments
625. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when payment of illness benefit will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if her attention has been drawn to the fact the payments which were originally paid to the Department of Education and Skills were refunded to her Department following the person's retirement but have not yet issued to the person. [9550/19]
A sum in respect of Illness Benefit made payable to the employer of the person concerned was refunded to the Department. The payment has been reissued directly to the bank account of the person concerned and she will receive this payment during week commencing February 25th.
The payment of Illness Benefit to the person concerned is up to date as she has provided medical certification to 25 February 2019. The person concerned should continue to forward medical certification to the Department each week for as long as she is unfit for work to ensure that payment of Illness Benefit can be made to her.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.