Thursday, 2 December 2021
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Payments
101. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct level of illness benefit payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [59556/21]
The person concerned is in receipt of Illness Benefit at a rate of €203.00 per week.
The person concerned was previously in receipt of an increase for three children on her claim, which made her weekly rate of payment €331.00. This increase was stopped from the 17th September 2021 as the person's spouse began earning over €400 per week. This meant she was no longer eligible for an increase for her children.
I trust this clarifies the position for the Deputy.