Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (370)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

370. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection if an application for invalidity pension will be expedited in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30472/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Invalidity Pension is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the contribution conditions. The person in question had their case examined by a medical assessor of the department who expressed the opinion that they were not permanently incapable of work. Accordingly, their Invalidity Pension application was refused. They were notified of this decision on 5th June 2013 and of their right to seek a review of this decision or to lodge an appeal with the social welfare appeals office.

Question No. 371 withdrawn.