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#Illness Benefit

# illness-benefit - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Illness Benefit payments back to normal levels, says minister

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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