Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Illness Benefit Payments

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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1291. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the payment of illness benefit in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6880/20]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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An Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned was received by the Department on the 10th March 2020.

In order to qualify for illness benefit a person must be under the pensionable age of 66. The person concerned does not qualify for illness benefit as they are over the state pension age and as such they are not entitled to claim Illness Benefit.

I am advised that a letter issued to the person concerned on the 14th May 2020 giving him the full details of this decision.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.  

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