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#Illness Benefit

# illness-benefit - Monday 10 August, 2020

Minister reminds affected workers in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to avail of PUP and illness benefit
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Minister reminds affected workers in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to avail of PUP and illness benefit

Aug 10th 2020, 2:10 PM 20,972 Views 22 Comments

Heather Humphreys emphasised the income supports available to people impacted by regional restrictions.

# illness-benefit - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week

Apr 8th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,127 Views 21 Comments

The department said the benefit was paid at the original rate “pending the system being built to apply the increased rate”.

# illness-benefit - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Illness Benefit payments back to normal levels, says minister
# Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit

Illness Benefit payments back to normal levels, says minister

Nov 6th 2018, 6:34 PM 17,917 Views 34 Comments

People began to complain of delays in payments back in August.

# illness-benefit - Friday 2 November, 2018

'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit

'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit

Nov 2nd 2018, 2:58 PM 21,490 Views 66 Comments

People began to complain of delays in Illness Benefit payments back in August.

# illness-benefit - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Oct 18th 2018, 3:06 PM 16,145 Views 24 Comments

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue
# Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Oct 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 20,357 Views 32 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

# illness-benefit - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

Oct 17th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,364 Views 15 Comments

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

# illness-benefit - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

GPs accuse Dept of 'using vulnerable patients as fodder' in row over illness benefit forms
# Bad Form
# Bad Form

GPs accuse Dept of 'using vulnerable patients as fodder' in row over illness benefit forms

Aug 28th 2018, 6:14 PM 13,550 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has accused GPs of delaying the payouts of illness benefits.

People are waiting weeks for illness benefits due to an issue between GPs and Department
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

People are waiting weeks for illness benefits due to an issue between GPs and Department

Aug 28th 2018, 6:01 AM 29,892 Views 11 Comments

Many people have said that neither their GP or the Department informed them of the changeover in the forms required when claiming their benefit.

# illness-benefit - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013

Dec 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 11,387 Views 30 Comments

Figures from the Department of Social Protection revealed more than 23,000 appeals were lodged in the first ten months of this year.

# illness-benefit - Monday 18 June, 2012

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform

Jun 18th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,209 Views 25 Comments

The social protection minister says a dispute about reforms to sick pay is not about her or any other minister.

# illness-benefit - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year
# Sick Days
# Sick Days

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year

Oct 8th 2011, 12:32 PM 443 Views 22 Comments

Irish workers claimed for 26 million days off in 2010, according to new figures.