Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Illness Benefit Applications
610. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for an illness benefit in the case of a person (details supplied); if the application will be backdated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25080/19]
The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned has been processed. She has been awarded Illness Benefit from the 27th May 2019, which was the date from which she was medically certified as unfit for work.
An award letter has issued to the person concerned and she has been paid the full amount due to her from the 27th May to date.
An official from the Department contacted the person concerned and advised her that further medical evidence is required if she wished her claim to be backdated for any period prior to 27th May.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.