Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Illness Benefit Payments
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]
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.