Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
974. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) was refused maternity benefit despite a genuine appeal and reasoning behind the person's late application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10599/20]
A claim for maternity benefit from was received form the person concerned outside of the prescribed time limits and as a result it was not initially awarded. Further information was requested in relation to the claim and the reason for the late submission to the department. Following a review she was notified that her claim was again refused.
The department has now reviewed her claim again along with all of the information provided in relation to reasons for the late submission. A revised decision has now been made on 08th June 2020 awarding the maternity benefit. A decision letter is in the post and payment will issue to her shortly.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.