Written answers

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Applications

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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204. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a partial capacity benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45834/19]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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Partial Capacity Benefit allows a person who has been in receipt of Illness Benefit for six months and who may not have full capacity for work, to return to employment and continue to receive a partial or full payment from the Department.

The personal rate of payment is based on the assessment of the restriction on capacity for work i.e. moderate, severe or profound, where a person retains 50%, 75%, or 100% of their payment respectively.

The Partial Capacity Benefit claim from the person concerned was received on the 16th October 2019 and is currently being processed. The person concerned will be notified as soon as a decision has been made on her claim.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.

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